This year’s summer market has not officially opened, but in recent days, there have been a series of notable moves appearing on the market. However, at Old Trafford, Manchester United is still struggling with plans to upgrade its important force. And currently, they still can’t get close to the signatures of Harry Kane or Mason Mount, the two top goals that coach Erik Ten Hag is targeting.
Tottenham Hotspur have so far not changed their stance on Kane, they would rather accept the loss of this star next summer than let him move to Old Trafford. Meanwhile, despite being said to have reached a personal agreement with Mount, Man Utd and Chelsea have not been able to find a common voice on the negotiating table. Currently, the valuation of the two teams for Mount is about 30-40 million pounds difference, and it will not be easy for them to reach a final agreement.
Not only having difficulty with key options, Man Utd also in turn lost names that were on his target list. Not long ago, Aston Villa made an official announcement about the transfer of Youri Tielemans, who has been targeted by the Red Devils in the past few transfer windows. It is worth mentioning, Tielemans docked at Villa Park for a fee of 0 dong, and it is clear that the Old Trafford team has lost a great bargain.
Similarly, Liverpool has also officially reached an agreement to sign Alexis Mac Allister. Remember, Man Utd was one of the first teams to approach the Argentine star when he was about to leave Brighton. But in the end, they had to watch Mac Allister join their ‘great rival’ for a relatively unbelievable fee: £ 35 million.
Jude Bellingham is another case that needs to be mentioned, since the season has not yet ended, many reports show that Ten Hag has targeted the English star as a top target to strengthen the midfield. It is worth mentioning that, for a long time, Bellingham has also been given special attention by Man Utd. But while they have yet to make a concrete move, the midfielder has decided to choose Real Madrid as his next destination.
In the near future, it is expected that two names that were once strongly linked with Man Utd will soon have a new stop. The first is Declan Rice, who has reached a personal agreement with Arsenal and will officially join the Gunners, if they meet the fee demanded by West Ham United. At the same time, British media claim that James Maddison is close to joining Newcastle United through a deal worth around £40 million.
Overall, Man Utd is really going through a tough transfer window, not to mention the difficulties that the Glazers bring with the delay in transferring ownership of the club.
Huynh Phong | 21:27 June 15, 2023