A recent report from COPE has revealed that Jorge Mendes, the agent of Cristiano Ronaldo, had held a meeting with Miguel Angel Gil Marin, the Atletico Madrid CEO, at the start of July. The Portuguese super-agent had offered Atleti the chance to sign the Manchester United attacker ahead of the new season. Mendes stressed that the attacker’s hefty wages should not be a problem as the player is willing to lower his demands. His main issue is from a sporting perspective and not from an economic perspective, as the Manchester United forward is keen on playing in the UEFA Champions League next season.
Manchester United have serious doubts over the signing of Ajax Amsterdam defender Lisandro Martinez who has emerged as their transfer target this summer. This is according to English journalist David Ornstein who writes for The Athletic. He confirmed the interest of Manchester United in signing Argentine international Martinez before adding that club officials are apprehensive about the deal due to his physical requirements.
Apart from Manchester United, Premier League rivals Arsenal are also interested in the player. Arsenal are leading the race to sign the 24-year-old with manager Mikel Arteta keen to add the player to his squad ahead of the new season. Martinez is a versatile player who can conveniently perform well as a left-back, a left-sided centre back and as a defensive midfielder.Arteta and Arsenal have already been rebuffed in their quest to sign the Argentine player. The Dutch giants have had a €30m bid turned down for Martinez from the Gunners. Continue reading “UNITED HAVE DOUBTS OVER MARTINEZ”→
La Liga sides Real Betis and Sevilla are reportedly in the race to sign Juan Mata on a free transfer from Manchester United. According to Mundo Deportivo, Juan Mata has multiple clubs lining up for his signature as his contract with Manchester United runs down later this month. La Liga giants Real Betis and Sevilla are said to be among clubs vying for Mata’s signature.
The Spaniard spent eight and a half years at Old Trafford after arriving in the 2014 January transfer window from Chelsea. Though Mata could not win the league title at Manchester United, he managed to add the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup and another UEFA Europa League to his trophy cabinet. While Mata was one of the most important players at the club in his first few years, he slowly fell down the pecking order and was eventually deemed surplus to requirements at Manchester United. The 34-year-old was given a one-year extension on his contract last year, but opportunities were hard to come by in the 2021/22 season. Continue reading “REAL BETIS AND SEVILLA VYING FOR JUAN MATA SIGNATURE”→
Man Utd are in need of fresh inspiration and Erik ten Hag has made a very positive start as the club’s next manager. Erik ten Hag has made a proactive start to the job of rebuilding United If the Manchester United players have been on the metaphorical beach for weeks now, then Erik ten Hag had the chance to be on a very physical beach this week. A long, warm, golden beach. The 52-year-old signed off from Amsterdam with a third Eredivisie title and a farewell befitting a manager who has restored the glory days to Ajax.
He took charge of his final game last Sunday but was under contract until the end of next month and could have overseen their post-season trip to the Caribbean island of Curaçao. Instead, Ten Hag passed on the sunshine and opted for a few days in Holland working remotely on his plans for United, before flying in to London on Wednesday. Continue reading ” ERIK TEN HAG IS DOING THE RIGHT THINGS TO IMPRESS MAN UTD SQUAD”→
Crystal Palace are reportedly keen to re-sign English right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Manchester United. This is according to the report from The Athletic which stated that Crystal Palace want to sign the player who would be allowed to leave Manchester United when the summer’s transfer window reopens this summer.
Manchester United signed Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace in a £50m deal in the summer of 2019 thus making him one of the most expensive fullbacks in the history of football. Wan-Bissakacame through the youth setup at Crystal Palace before he made his debut for the first team. His breakthrough season in the Premier League was during the 2018/19 season as he was named the Player of the Year at the club and a big transfer to Manchester United followed immediately. Continue reading “PALACE EYEING WAN-BISSAKA RETURN”→
Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United will reportedly do battle for the free transfer signing of West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone. This is according to the report from Sky Sports News which stated that both Manchester United and Spurs want to sign the experienced West Brom shot stopper on a free transfer this summer.
Johnstone has a few months left on his current deal at the Hawthorns and it is almost certain that he will leave the Baggies as a free agent this summer. West Brom wanted the England international to sign a new contract at the club, but he has his eyes firmly on Premier League football at least. He was the subject of interest from a lot of Premier League teams last summer when West Brom returned to the English Championship after one season in the Premier League, but he was not able to make a move back to the Premier League. Continue reading “SPURS, UNITED IN BATTLE FOR JOHNSTONE”→
Tottenham Hotspur can make it two successive Premier League wins in a row if they beat Europa League campaigners West Ham United at home when the two teams meet in North London on Sunday evening. The two teams are in the race to finish in fourth spot and they meet at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with three precious points at stake. Apart from West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers are also in the top-four race as far as this season’s Premier League is concerned.
Spurs were on a two-match winning run in the Premier League before they were beaten 3-2 at Manchester United last week Saturday with five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo netting all the three Manchester United goals at the Theatre of Dreams. Tottenham Hotspur bounced back from the United defeat with a 2-0 away win over out-of-form Brighton and Hove Albionwith goals from Cristian Romero and Harry Kane either side of the half-time break. The win over the Seagulls moved Tottenham Hotspur within three points of North London rivals Arsenal in fourth spot. Continue reading “SPURS EYEING SECOND STRAIGHT LEAGUE WIN”→