The latest Man Utd transfer update is full of surprises. Erik ten Hag is calling for higher bids for Lisandro Martinez, Frenkie de Jong has rejected a deal with United and more. We also have an exclusive first look at the latest reports surrounding the move for De Jong Ronaldo and his desire to join Inter Miami CF. Here’s everything you need to know about this transfer saga!
Christian Eriksen wants to stay at Manchester United
The Danish midfielder has signed a three-year deal with the Red Devils after turning down the opportunity to stay at Brentford. Spurs had been linked with the Denmark international, and Eriksen was reportedly happy to join United instead. Eriksen was pictured in Manchester United colours for the first time on Tuesday, alongside Lisandro Martinez in the training ground. Eriksen revealed his delight at the opportunity to join the Red Devils.
The Danish midfielder’s short-term deal with Queens Park Rangers expired on June 30. Eriksen’s short-term deal is up at the end of June, and he is free to sign for another club. After a medical, the player will be released from his current deal and join United for a three-year contract. The former Ajax defender had a cardioverter-defibrillator implanted after suffering a cardiac arrest during Euro 2020.
The move to Manchester United will be welcomed by the fans, but there is still a major obstacle for the Danish international. Brentford are set to play a double pivot this season, and the Danish international will have tough competition in the number eight position. And even if he does get a starting place, it’s doubtful that he’ll see regular action in the number 8 role. However, Manchester United’s players are keen to keep the Danish international.
Frenkie de Jong has rejected a deal with United
It looks like it could be the end of the Frenkie de Jong saga, with the Dutch midfielder refusing a move to the Red Devils. According to the Spanish press, the Dutchman has reportedly bought a house in the Pedralbes district of Barcelona and told his teammates that leaving the Camp Nou is not an option. The report also claims that the Belgian has ruled out a move to Old Trafford because they are not offering him Champions League football. If this is true, Frenkie de Jong will join the long list of high profile players who have rejected Manchester United.
Aside from the news that the Belgian has rejected a move to Manchester United, the player has also indicated that he is unwilling to leave Barcelona until a deal is reached regarding his contract. However, United have other options besides De Jong, such as the likes of Eden Hazard, and are prepared to give the situation time to work itself out. United could also be in the market for other players, such as Darwin Nunez, but Liverpool are ahead in the race for him. They’ve reportedly made a formal offer for the midfielder, and a deal worth EUR80m has been agreed upon with Liverpool.
Erik ten Hag’s call for increased bids for Lisandro Martinez
It looks like Manchester United are a step closer to signing the Spaniard. The Dutch club has increased their bid to EUR50m from PS40 million, and the Dutchman has opted to join the Red Devils. The player is highly sought-after by Manchester United, who want to replace Matthijs de Ligt. Meanwhile, Arsenal are also interested in signing the defender.
According to reports, the Spaniard has been linked with Manchester United and has sent a heartfelt message to the Dutch club. However, the club’s current situation has not helped its cause, as the Spaniard did not train with Ajax on Thursday. The midfielder will join the squad for their pre-season tour once the formalities are completed. Meanwhile, United are also close to signing Christian Eriksen from Barcelona.
The Spanish club are hoping to bring Martinez to Manchester, who could also bring in a few fresh faces. The club recently signed a four-year deal for Martinez, which will run until 2021. However, the former Manchester United defender believes that Martinez’s future lies further up the pitch. With that in mind, he may want to increase the bids for the centre-back.
Inter Miami CF want to sign De Jong Ronaldo
Reports in Spain indicate that Inter Miami CF want to sign De Jonger, the former Manchester United midfielder. The Dutch international has been attracting interest from a number of clubs. Inter Miami, though, have not been able to attract him. De Jong has yet to make an appearance in La Liga for Barca, and has been offered to various clubs. But the Netherlands international has no intention of leaving. His contract with Barcelona expires in 12 months.
Despite the rumors, Inter Miami CF have not officially expressed an interest in signing Ronaldo. It is unclear what the exact reason for their interest in the player is, but it’s a big step in the right direction. Inter Miami CF is interested in Ronaldo, and David Beckham co-owns the club. However, the Spanish giants would rather sell the player than risk losing him.
Jurrien Timber is a top passer out of the back
Linked to a move to Manchester United, Jurrien Timber turned down the offer to join the Red Devils. However, after being warned by Louis van Gaal not to leave Ajax, the 20-year-old chose to stay. While his decision to stay could be a reflection of his mentality, United are desperate to improve their defence. While there are a number of reasons why Timber is appealing to United, these three are just a few.
A top passer out of the back: While it’s possible that a move to Manchester United is unlikely, the Dutch international has impressed in Ajax this season. His high-volume passing and willingness to play the ball forward have earned him the ‘Talented Player of the Season’ award from the Dutch club. Timber is not a ball-winner by nature, but he is very prolific and smart with the ball. However, he would be put to the test if he was to make his debut for Man Utd. United conceded 57 goals this season, and they would surely want to sign a top passer to add to their back line.
As a defender, Timber excels in defending against transition and is a good 1v1 defender. He has great reading of the game and possesses the technical skills to win the ball in the air. A high-quality passer, Timber also has the physical strength to cover space behind the opposition’s back line. And he can also match the pace of the ball carrier.
Tom Keane is a world-class passer out of the back
Manchester United have been linked with Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong this summer. In addition, SunSport have revealed that the Red Devils are close to signing Ajax winger Antony. However, there are a few things to keep an eye on before the Red Devils make any final decisions on the player. Below are the key players to watch in the coming months.
At the age of 18, Keane was overlooked by English clubs due to his height and was about to sign for second-tier Cobh Ramblers. By the time he turned twenty, he was the most expensive player in the Premier League and captain of the club. He won seven Premier League titles and four FA Cups. Although he missed the Champions League final, he still won the PFA Player of the Year award and was named in the PFA’s Team of the Century. He also led the Republic of Ireland to the 2002 World Cup and dragged the team to a fourth-place finish in the Champions League in 1999.
A solicitor, Keane is involved in United’s legal affairs. He has experience in negotiating transfers and contracts, as well as endorsement deals. He is registered as a FA intermediary and is a member of the brandsmiths law firm. He has also been closely linked with Rio Ferdinand and the Keane twins. The Keanes are also linked with New Era.
Ruben Neves is a world-class passer out of the back
While Manchester United have been cautious in the transfer market this summer, they are in need of a more dependable defensive midfielder. In the past, they’ve made good moves, signing a world-class passer in Kalvin Phillips and Jadon Sancho. However, they’re lacking the kind of deep-lying midfielder they need. While Neves has shown his world-class passing abilities, Manchester United may be better off looking elsewhere.
While the mood at United is not great, the news of Neves’ interest is welcome. His passing ability is impressive, and his combination of short and long passes should help Man Utd quicken the tempo and break down lines and low blocks. United have struggled to build up speed and have had to rely on the low block when opponents attack.
In the past, Neves has dropped deep to create space for others but under Lage, he is encouraged to spend more time in his opponents’ half. Wolves have been playing in an attack-minded 3-4-3 formation this season, and this has given Neves greater licence to play in advanced areas. Last season, Neves managed to record just one assist, but three through-balls against Tottenham were a revelation.
Paul Pogba is a priority target for United
Manchester United are keen to sign a replacement for Paul Pogba. There is a severe lack of quality in the United midfield, and fans have expressed their concerns over the situation. The Red Devils were interested in signing Ruben Neves from Wolves in January, but that move fell through. Neves is a proven midfielder who has a good eye for goal and excellent passing ability. However, he is unlikely to feature against Crystal Palace on May 22.
Juventus are confident of signing Pogba, and they are reportedly confident of landing him. Pogba is likely to earn PS130,000 a week when he re-signs for Juventus. The France international earned PS290,000 a week during his spell at Manchester United. After leaving the Red Devils in 2012, Pogba enjoyed four successful seasons in Italy with Juventus. The French international has subsequently become a priority for Man Utd.