Man Utd have let Barcelona know of their ‘intention’ to make a proposal that will see a famous person ahead transfer to Old Trafford, in accordance with a report.
Barcelona’s financial strife has dominated the soccer headlines as of late. The membership had beforehand agreed a brand new contract that will have stored Lionel Messi on the Camp Nou till 2026. However, in a shock twist on Thursday, Barcelona announced his deal could not be ratified.
Messi now seems heading in the right direction to affix PSG, although will maintain a press conference on Sunday to address the situation.
Aside from the Argentine icon, extra exits are anticipated to materialise as they desperately search to generate very important funds.
Their scenario is reportedly so dangerous that they’re but to formally register a lot of their free agent signings – together with Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay.
As such, the record of Barca enjoying property who will not be obtainable for switch this summer time is a small one. And one participant who has been persistently linked with an exit is Antoine Griezmann.
The French attacker, 30, had been the topic of hypothesis linking him with a return to Atletico Madrid in a swap deal that would see Saul Niguez move the other way.
With the total state of Barcelona’s financial meltdown now in the public domain, that transfer not seems viable.
Instead, a shocking report from Spanish outlet TodoFichajes reveals Man Utd are within the body.
The outlet declare Griezmann ‘will be next to leave’ Barcelona. It’s then famous Man Utd sense a ‘clear opportunity’ to safe an unlikely switch.
Furthermore, they state the whole lot factors towards Man Utd ‘presenting a proposal shortly’.
Whether the claims are to be believed, solely time will inform. Jadon Sancho’s £73m arrival has already bolstered the ahead line. Though Marcus Rashford is facing an extended period on the shelf after it was confirmed he would bear shoulder surgical procedure to repair a long-standing situation.
Removing Griezmann from Barcelona’s books can be of nice profit to the Spanish facet financially. Additionally, Man Utd are one of many few golf equipment who can afford to pay the Frenchman’s excessive wage in full.
Nevertheless, a Griezmann swoop wouldn’t essentially align with the profile of participant Man Utd have signed in latest home windows. Furthermore, their subsequent targets out there are believed to be the acquisition of Kieran Trippier and a central midfielder.
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Solskjaer gives Sancho, Varane updates
Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offered updates on the statuses of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane after placing Everton to the sword to conclude pre-season.
Man Utd wrapped up their pre-season marketing campaign with a complete 4-0 victory over Rafael Benitez’s Everton. Sancho didn’t characteristic within the contest having not but reported to coaching. The Manchester Evening News recently reported he was attributable to return from vacation on Friday, although the brand new date now seems to be Monday.
Varane, in the meantime can not but formally be referred to as a Man Utd participant with the Frenchman nonetheless but to bear a medical.
Explaining the standing of the pair, Solskjaer mentioned after the victory (by way of Man Utd’s official website): “The medical with Raphael [still] must be achieved. He’s isolating in the mean time.
“He needed to anticipate visas, so sadly that took just a few extra days than anticipated. But we’re going to observe the protocols and the principles, so it’s taken just a few extra days than we hoped.
“Jadon is in for Monday and hopefully then he’s in decent nick and can be involved [against Leeds].”
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