MU signed a new goalkeeper, Barca reduced the price of Ansu Fati, Erik ten Hag decided to keep Harry Maguire and McTominay are the latest transfer news today, January 5.
MU signed a new goalkeeper
According to Mail Online, MU are in talks to sign Crystal Palace goalkeeper Jack Butland.
Crystal’s No. 2 goalkeeper is targeted by Erik ten Hag to compete for the position with De Gea.
After Newcastle recalled Dubravka 6 months ahead of schedule with only 2 appearances in the League Cup, MU currently only has Tom Heaton and Nathan Bishop as a backup plan for the Spanish goalkeeper.
Therefore, the Red Devils need to add a new golfer, in which Butland is considered.
Jack Butland was called up to the England squad for Euro 2012 at the age of 19 and became the youngest goalkeeper ever to play for the Three Lions just a few months later.
However, Butland’s career stalled after Stoke City were relegated to the First Division (England) before joining Palace in 2020.
Regarding MU’s goalkeeper position, De Gea was given a salary reduction to stay at Old Trafford when the agreement between the two sides was entering the final 6 months.
Barca reduced the price of Ansu Fati
Marcal Lorente said, Barca put Ansu Fati on the transfer market and are ready to nod for an offer at around 70 million euros.
Barca still wants to reduce the salary load and the solution is to sell less players. Ansu Fati is currently in the top 6 highest earning players at the Nou Camp.
The 20-year-old star is said to want to stay at Barca, but looks forward to playing more under Xavi.
The striker was given the number 10 shirt after Messi’s departure, contributing 6 goals in 21 appearances for the Catalan team this season.
Man City was announced to be interested in bringing Ansu Fati to the Etihad.
Erik ten Hag decides to keep Harry Maguire
Daily Mail reports, MU will not consider selling Harry Maguire or McTominay in the winter transfer – January 2023, because Coach Erik ten Hag want to maintain squad depth in defense and midfield.
Harry Maguire started in MU 3-0 Bournemouth but it was the first time the £80m centre-back has been in the starting XI in a Premier League match, since October. The reason, the central defender pair Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez became Erik ten Hag’s first choice because he played very well and effectively.
Meanwhile, in midfield, the MU captain also prefers to use Fred, Casemiro and Eriksen over McTominay.