Man United Transfer Update May 2021

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Real Madrid

Mino Raiola has said that “Real have the funds to buy Haaland”.  Real Madrid has been fairly reserved in their spending over the last few transfer windows, without doubt they have the funds available. Watch for fringe players to be moved on in the summer, for example , Luka Jovic, Isco, Bale and Marcelo to name a few.

 

Madrid has also just got David Alaba on a free from Bayern Munich of a 4yr deal.  Madrid has also offered Lucas Vasquez a new 3yr deal which more than likely he will sign.  Real Madrid will sign big players this year.

 

Raiola has said Pogba likes Real Madrid and classes Zidane as his idol.

 

Just to confirm, Florentino Pérez does not have a good relationship with Raiola.  Perez has not bought one of his players for 4 years.

 

PSG

The owners are currently negotiating to keep hold of Neymar and Mbappe.  Neymar is happy to stay but Mbappe is stalling. 3 formal offers have been made to the French striker and all have been refused.  There is no secret that Real Madrid wants this player and Mbappe also wants the move.

 

In order for PSG to buy Pogba, they must sell due to FFP rules.  Keep an eye on Julian Draxler (contract ends June 2021), he’s on big wages and could be Premier League bound.

 

PSG is also an option for David De Gea.  One of the No’1 GK’s positions and Manchester United will move on this summer.  Keylor Navas has just signed a contract renewal at PSG but he’s 34 years of age.  De Gea would be perfect for them.  Utd value De Gea at £40m, he’s 30 yrs of age and his contract ends in 2023.  So now is the time to cash in on De Gea.

 

Juve

Again financially in a poor position, they want rid of CR7 off their wage bill, Juve will struggle to fund player’s wages if they don’t qualify for Champions League.  Juve like Pogba but they must sell players first.  Possible swap deal involving Dybala/Demiral or Bentancur.  Utd at this moment are not interested in swap deals and would prefer a cash deal to invest elsewhere.  Therefore, watch for players being shipped out at Juve in the summer.

 

Utd main targets this summer:-

CB – Ben White, Utd are scouting him at Brighton Hove Albion, valued at £30m.

CB – Pau Torres, Utd in talks with his representatives, heavily scouted, valued at £50m.

CB – Raphael Varane, outside chance our No’1 target for CB, IF he is actually available, valued at £60m.

CB – Nikola Milenkovic, Utd has scouted this player, interest reduced in recent months, valued at £25m.

RB – Kieran Trippier, steady eddy player, great crosser, competition for AWB, valued at £15m.

RB – Max Aarons, heavily scouted but Utd don’t want to pay £30m.

RB – Lucas Vasquez, available on a free transfer, Utd do like him, more likely sign a new deal at Real.

CDM – Declan Rice, Chelsea nearly signed him in the summer, valued at £60m. (I’m not convinced we are looking at a CDM this summer by the way).

CAM – Jack Grealish, quality, great stats, open to a move to Utd, wants European football. £75m.

RW – Jadon Sancho, unhappy at Dortmund, Utd still want him, No’1 target, Dortmund could drop their value to £100m.  More likely a summer deal for £70-£85m.

 

Players to keep an eye on, Utd showing interest/scouted:-

Tomas Soucek – West Ham Utd, (valued at £30m), 25yr old, DM, great on set plays.

Kalvin Phillips – Leeds Utd, (valued at £25m), 25yr old CDM, underrated.

Eduardo Camavinga – Rennes, (valued at £50m), Madrid/Munich also interested.

Harry Kane – Spurs, (valued at £125m), doubtful a deal this summer but watch for 2022.

Dominic Calvert Lewin – Everton, (valued at £65m-80m), Everton might need to sell players soon, they are in debt to £250m, watch for 2022.

 

All below players have their Contracts ending 2021:-

AC Milan – Hakan Calhanoglu, AM, 27yrs old  (June 2021), more likely new deal at Milan.

PSG – Julian Draxler, AM, 27 yrs old, (June 2021).

Napoli – Nikola Maksimovic, CB, 29 yrs old, (June 2021) highly rated.

Real Madrid – Sergio Ramos, CB, 34 yrs old, (June 2021) likely to sign a new deal at RM.

 

Utd contracted players to leave soon:-

Juan Mata contract till June 2021.

Jesse Lingard, contract till June 2021, West Ham, Spurs, Real Sociedad, Rangers, Celtic all want him.

Lee Grant, contract till June 2021, to retire.

Sergio Romero, contract till June 2021, Everton Interested.

Diogo Dalot, contract till June 2023, AC Milan want him, Utd want £20m.

Andreas Pareira, contract till June 2023, Napoli loan to buy option £20m.

Tahith Chong, contract till June 2022, doubt Utd will keep him.

Phil Jones, contract till June 2023, Newcastle/Blackburn still interested.

 

Utd players to be sold if appropriate offers are received:-

Paul Pogba £50m-£60m

David De Gea £40m

Anthony Martial £50m

Nemanja Matic £6m

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