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Manchester United want the services of Mason Mount, whom manager Erik Ten Hag has targeted as his number one target to improve midfield. However, that does not mean that they will accept all requests from Chelsea. At the same time, in the context that personal agreements have been reached with Mount, the Red Devils have every right to feel that they are the team taking the initiative at the negotiating table.
In the opposite direction, after ‘overstretching’ in the previous two transfer periods, it is true that Chelsea need to make a competition this summer to balance the balance of income and expenditure, if not to be rejected. affected by the Financial Fair Play Act. However, that does not mean that they are forced to lower the price and “sell” Mount, because the Blues still have a series of other expensive players to liquidate. Moreover, they are selling their mainstay to a direct competitor.
Obviously, both Man Utd and Chelsea have reasons to stand their ground on the valuation for Mount. As revealed by journalist Dharmesh Sheth, while the Red Devils only want to pay around £50-55 million, the Blues are still insisting on asking for £70-75 million for the midfielder’s services. Obviously, it will not be easy for both sides to find common ground at the negotiating table.
“Lost both lead and fishing rod”
Faced with the above situation, it can be said that the prospect of Man Utd missing Mount in the summer market can completely become a reality. At that time, Ten Hag will surely face a difficult problem to find the really ideal ‘plan B’ for the English star, because in recent times, a series of goals that the Old Trafford team has Every target to strengthen the midfield has in turn had new stops for themselves.
Opening is the case of Youri Tielemans, who arrived at Aston Villa for 0 dong, in the form of a free transfer. After that, Alexis Mac Allister also moved to Liverpool when the Anfield team decided to activate the release clause of the Argentine star’s contract, for a fee of only £ 35 million. And recently, Real Madrid also officially announced the blockbuster £ 100 million deal for Jude Bellingham.
In the near future, it is expected that Declan Rice will soon have a new stop, when Arsenal have sent an official offer to West Ham United, while Manchester City and Bayern Munich are still following closely. At the same time, Moises Caicedo is also approaching the prospect of joining Chelsea, when journalist Matt Law asserts that the Stamford Bridge team is leading the race to recruit the Ecuadorian star, and most of all, Brighton will accept parting. Caicedo if a reasonable offer is received.
In general, if you lose Mount, it will not be easy for Man Utd to upgrade their midfield with a really quality contract.
Huynh Phong | 13:27 06/16/2023