Manchester United They left domestic football on a very disappointing note as they crashed in the last eight FA Cup games due to a 3-1 loss to Leicester City. The Red Devils will look to return to victory when they play Brighton & Hove Albion at Old Trafford in April.
Heading into a summer where they are expected to strengthen themselves massively on the pitch, it’s no surprise to see them linked to mega-money moves, including a potential spend of € 120million for a Spanish star. On that note, here’s a look at the latest Manchester United news.
Manchester United were ‘extremely close’ to signing Ismaila Sarr
Manchester United were strongly linked with Ismaila Sarr during last year’s summer transfer window and came ‘extremely close’ to signing him, according to former Watford sporting director Filippo Giraldi.
The Senegalese wideman, still on the league side’s books, has been tipped for a major transfer to several Premier League teams since the Hornets’ relegation. While he even caught the attention of champions Liverpool, Giraldi revealed that it was the Red Devils who were closest to signing him. He Explain;
“We were extremely close, I personally negotiated with them [Manchester United]. We couldn’t come to an agreement. And I think Ismaila [Sarr] is very young, it will happen for sure. He probably missed an opportunity but I also think for his football to stay here and get 10 goals and 10 assists he decides the league. I think for Watford as they are right now he’s lucky he’s staying.
Sarr was one of the many options Manchester United considered during last year’s summer window alongside Ousmane Dembele, David Brooks and priority target Jadon Sancho.
Update on Marcos Llorente’s interest
Manchester United ordered to pay Marcos Llorente placeholder imagerelease clause or forget to sign it, according to MARCA. The Red Devils have identified the Spaniard, who has established himself as one of the best players in LaLiga Santander under Diego Simeone, as one of their goals this summer and has reportedly prepared an offer worth $ 80million. ‘euros.
Now a report claim Manchester United have been told Llorente can only leave if his staggering € 120million release clause is triggered by them. The Spaniard could see his salary doubled if he moves to Manchester United. However, Llorente is in no rush to leave Atletico Madrid according to the report and could renew his contract with the club.
Manchester United ‘steals’ Pau Torres signing from Real Madrid
Manchester United reportedly quit real Madrid President Florentino Perez ‘very angry’ after ‘stealing’ Pau Torres under their noses, according to one claim from Spain. Torres, who has been linked to the Whites and the Red Devils for over a year, was tipped to replace Sergio Ramos if he left the club.
However, with Manchester United keen to strengthen their defensive options as well, they have reportedly agreed to a deal to sign the € 65million man from Villarreal, leaving Real Madrid furious as he lost on a priority goal. Torres’seems determined ‘ to move to the Premier League and Manchester United are in pole position to clinch his signing.