MU promoted to buy Lautaro Martinez, Ronaldo ate ‘bitter fruit’ from Coach Potter, Gundogan eliminated the possibility of moving to Liverpool as the latest transfer news today, November 16.
MU promotes negotiations with Lautaro Martinez
La Gazzetta dello Sport said that MU is pursuing Lautaro Martinez and learning about the possibilities to complete the deal.
Currently, the Argentine striker has a contract with Inter Milan until the summer of 2026 and MU is said to be able to convince the Serie A representative to ‘release’ Lautaro Martinez by betting on Ronaldo, Wan-Bissaka or Van de Beek plus cash.
Lautaro Martinez is considered to be the ideal contract for MU, possibly matching the football style of Erik ten Hag.
“Lautaro Martinez is mobile and agile. You put the ball in front of him and it will go into the net whether with your foot, right foot or header. I think he will be a good fit for MU,” said South American football expert Tim Vickery.
The 25-year-old goalscorer not only scores and assists well, but also contributes defensively, averaging 0.7 saves, 0.6 tackles and 0.4 interceptions per Serie A game.
However, the promotion of signing Martinez in the middle of the season is difficult, while MU urgently needs a striker in this winter market when it is almost certain to put an end to Ronaldo.
Potter also said no to Ronaldo
Football London reported that, after missing Chelsea in the summer, Ronaldo’s agent will try to try his luck for the client again.
Ronaldo’s future at MU is considered to be over after a wave of interviews. The remaining issue is just how the two parties deal with money in the remaining 6 months of the contract.
Thus, definitely ‘super agent’ Jorge Mendes must find a new stop for Ronaldo, moving in January 2023. It is reported that last week Ronaldo’s agent negotiated with Bayern Munich.
But nothing is guaranteed yet, so Jorde Mendes’ next plan is to convince Chelsea again.
The new owner of The Blues, Todd Boehly really likes Ronaldo, but in the summer he was strongly opposed by coach Thomas Tuchel and also because of this part of it led to his dismissal in September.
Now holding the team is Graham Potter, but according to Sky Sport, the British military leader has the same opinion as Tuchel: do not sign Ronaldo in January!
Gundogan ruled out joining Liverpool
Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan ruled out a move to rival Liverpool next season.
Gundogan’s contract expires with Man City at the end of the season, while Klopp’s Liverpool are in need of new people for the midfield.
This gives rise to speculation, whether there is a possibility that Gundogan will reunite Jurgen Klopp after the two teachers and students were together in Dortmund.
“I can rule that out,” Gundogan insisted. He added: “Everybody knows how much I like and appreciate Klopp. But I’ve been at Man City for a few years now (since 2016).
And now a captain of Man City, then move to rival Liverpool? No, I can’t imagine it.”