Developments in the De Jong case. As revealed by Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona will not renew the contract with any player in 2023, including Frenkie De Jong due to Financial Fair Play regulations. “De Jong is an important player as Laporta has said many times, so discussions will take place. But, not until 2024, not now. In essence, after Man United abandoned their plans plans to help coach Erik Ten Hag reunite his former student, there has not yet appeared any team that is really interested in De Jong.”
Mbappe finalizes deal to leave PSG? RMC Sport reported that Kylian Mbappe could leave at the end of the season, and the Paris team would not lose their number one asset. Specifically, Mbappe agreed not to accept the 80 million euros that PSG still owed him. This is understood as a “mortgage”, the price for the 24-year-old striker to return for freedom, even though in reality the contract of both parties has ended. Mbappe is expected to make an official announcement about his future depending on PSG’s journey in the Champions League this season.
Arsenal’s Board of Directors “gave the green light” for a 50 million pound signature. As revealed by Football Insider, Arsenal’s board of directors is ready to support coach Mikel Arteta in signing an expensive contract right in the winter transfer period, with the goal of promoting the ability to compete for the Premier League championship. Accordingly, the Gunners’ upper management is willing to spend up to 50 million pounds on one player to promote the London team’s ability to compete for titles.
Sharing fire with Odegaard, Arsenal aims to recruit La Liga. Having to compete at constant intensity causes Martin Odegaard to lose his physical strength and lose form. Therefore, coach Mikel Arteta wants to find another quality number 10 to share the fire with Odegaard. According to sources from Fichajes, the name Oihan Sancet is being targeted by the Spanish strategist. Not only does Sancet play stably in the number 10 role, he can also step back and play in the central midfield position if needed. This player is interested in the prospect of moving to the Premier League to play.
Casemiro price closing. In an effort to reform the squad, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, after taking over Man Utd’s sports department, is ready to liquidate Casemiro to refresh the squad. Currently, the former Real Madrid star is being watched by several wealthy teams in Saudi Arabia. Man Utd can earn 40 million pounds when selling Casemiro. On the contrary, the individual Brazilian midfielder was promised a salary increase of one and a half times, to more than 500,000 pounds/week once he landed in the Middle East.
Big changes at Man Utd. According to the Telegraph, Sir Alex Ferguson will advise Sir Jim Ratcliffe as the British billionaire prepares to conduct a radical overhaul. At that time, Crystal Palace’s Dougie Freedman could become the new Sports Director of Man Utd, instead of other candidates. On the other hand, the Old Trafford team is also in the process of recruiting a new CEO. Jean-Claude Blanc is the favorite to replace Richard Arnold. In addition, a series of other changes will be implemented by Jim Ratcliffe when taking over Man Utd.
Tieu Lam | 17:53 November 17, 2023