Sky Sports reporter Jamie Vardy says Manchester United are keeping an eye on a number of players this summer. The Red Devils are keen on signing Frenkie de Jong and Christian Eriksen, as well as 68m-rated striker Cristiano Ronaldo. Ten Hag wants to assess his squad before making a final decision. However, the Ajax duo and United have been monitoring the interest in both players and are keen to see if they can get a deal done.
Frenkie de Jong is a top target for Manchester United
Erik ten Hag, the new Manchester United manager, is keen on signing Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who was previously at the club as a youth player. The Dutchman is a key player in United’s midfield, and has played under the Dutchman in the past. He also worked with the midfielder during the 2018/19 season, when Ajax reached the Champions League semi-final. Ten Hag made signing De Jong one of his top priorities for the summer transfer window, but has been slow to complete the move. The Dutchman would be able to fill a hole left by the departures of Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata, two of the most influential players at Old Trafford.
While United are still awaiting the signing of Daley Blind, the club have made the move to sign another centre-back in Tyrell Malacia. The move is likely to be a major coup for United, with the Dutchman proving to be an excellent fit. However, it’s not all bad news for United fans. Malacia has signed on a four-year contract. The Dutchman joined Feyenoord for a reported PS13 million. He made 136 appearances for Feyenoord and scored four goals and provided ten assists. He was part of the side that reached the Europa Conference League final last season and has represented his country five times.
A deal for the midfielder is said to have been agreed with Barcelona but has not been completed. The deal is expected to cost around EUR65 million (USD85 million) and would require add-ons. It is believed that a deal could still be struck, although the details of the negotiations have yet to be worked out. In any case, United will need to consider other options once Erik ten Hag has finished his job.
Christian Eriksen is also a target for the Red Devils
The Danish international has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent days, with reports claiming that he is weighing up offers from both Brentford and the Red Devils. Eriksen has made a remarkable comeback to full-time football with the English club, having only joined on a short-term deal in January. However, that contract expired last month, meaning he is now free to sign for any club – including Manchester United.
As a result, Manchester United are in the market for a new centre-back to add to their ranks. Eriksen is a centre-back and has been linked with both Manchester clubs and Brentford. However, his contract with Brentford expires at the end of the season, meaning he is available for free. Christian Eriksen is also said to be a target for Manchester United, according to Sky Sports.
The Danish international has been linked with a move to Manchester United this summer. However, it remains to be seen whether the deal will materialise and if the Danish international is available on a free transfer. If he accepts, he will most likely join the Red Devils during their pre-season tour of Australia. If it does, this deal would be a huge boost for Manchester United’s summer transfer budget.
A Sky Sports reporter has cited Christian Eriksen as a potential replacement for David De Gea. The Denmark international signed a six-month contract with Brentford in January and scored one goal and registered four assists in 11 Premier League games. However, the news has not swayed the Red Devils into making a decision on Eriksen.
Atletico Madrid are interested in signing 68m star
Atletico have been linked with a move for Barcelona’s winger Saul, who is a free agent. The Colombian has been training with Atletico in Los Angeles de San Rafael and could be on his way out the door. Although he remains a part of Simeone’s squad, Saul has been linked with a move to Liverpool and Manchester United.
But Trippier is not on the move – despite links to Manchester United, the midfielder has rejected a move to the Premier League. Manchester United are also interested in the Englishman, although they are reluctant to pay PS68m, as it would mean the loss of a £60m deal. Ajax have also resisted a move for Harry Maguire, despite the fact that the club value him at PS47m.
Mbappe’s contract expires this summer. The Frenchman is a player of great value, and the club could be tempted to snap him up, but the club’s supporters are not so easily persuaded. Their fans were slow to welcome back Antoine Griezmann after his move to Barcelona. And, of course, there’s the ‘legacy’ of Real Madrid, who signed Mbappe and subsequently won the Champions League and European Cup.
Besides the three clubs mentioned above, Manchester City and Liverpool are also interested in a move for the Italian winger. According to Sky Sports’ reports, the Spanish giants are keen on signing Yeremi Pino after he has played against his former club at LaLiga. This winger has been playing for Villarreal since the start of his career, and has already been capped at the senior level. He has also helped his club win the Europa League last season. His five goals and three assists last season have made him a popular player in Spain.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a transfer target for Manchester United
Reports have emerged that Cristiano Ronaldo is a transfer target. The talisman of Manchester United, who has already signed deals with Real Madrid and Juventus, has indicated that he wishes to leave. The Portuguese international is currently a year into a two-year contract with the Red Devils, but is unhappy with the club’s lacklustre transfer activity and inability to challenge for silverware. Meanwhile, Manchester United’s pursuit of Frenkie de Jong has hit the buffers, as Barcelona have declared that they no longer want to sell the Dutch midfielder. Reports suggest that this could be down to United owing the club money.
However, United are insistent that Ronaldo will not be sold and have plans to keep him. Ten Hag hopes to add another top striker to the squad, but he hasn’t got any luck with that so far. Ten Hag has been in touch with key United officials and will sit down with Ronaldo in the next few days. United want him to start pre-season training as soon as possible.
If United want Ronaldo, they need to convince the player to stay. They are not ready to sell to a top club, but they are willing to listen to offers for the Portuguese international. The club’s stance on the matter is not surprising. The club’s transfer policy has long been under scrutiny and has been criticised for being ineffective in attracting high-profile players. They will have to be patient in the transfer market as Ronaldo will not be available for a short time.
The Portuguese midfielder is in the twilight of his career and is keen to leave Old Trafford for a more lucrative club. Manchester United’s new manager Erik ten Hag has been unable to convince him to stay at the club, and he has been in contact with several interested parties. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich and Chelsea are not keen to sign the 30-year-old. Despite reports to the contrary, it is believed that Mendes has already been lined up with a potential buyer.
Wissam Ben Yedder is a contender to replace Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United are on the lookout for a new striker to replace the Portuguese superstar. Monaco forward Wissam Ben Yedder has been on the radar of United, and a reported bid of EUR40m or PS34m from Wolves has emerged. But the French club have been in a tussle with United over Ronaldo. The Portuguese star has been refusing to train with the club and has reportedly decided to leave the Old Trafford club. Wissam Ben Yedder is a proven goalscorer, and his experience at club level will be of great use for United.
If Manchester United are to succeed this summer, they will need a striker to replace Cristiano Ronaldo. The club has been linked with Brazilian winger Neymar, and he could end up at United if he doesn’t sign a new contract with Chelsea. However, a more likely option to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Man Utd is Wissam Ben Yedder, who has been linked with Manchester United for a long time.
Manchester United are currently on the hunt for a striker after the club’s disappointing season last season. The former Ajax man is also linked with a move to United, while Memphis Depay has been linked with a move to Old Trafford. Wissam Ben Yedder has been at Sevilla and could be a contender to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at Man Utd in the next season.
Despite the hype, Wissam Ben Yedder is only one of the French players with an impressive record in the Premier League. He is a prolific goalscorer, with 73 goals in 124 games for Monaco. And he is also a favourite to make the French team for the World Cup. But his future at Manchester United is uncertain, according to Jamie O’Hara.