Florian Plettenberg, a writer for Sky Sport Germany, claims that Manchester United are heavily involved in the competition to recruit RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol. Gvardiol now plays for RB Leipzig.
The young Croatian defender is widely considered as one of the best young central defenders in international football, and several of the top teams in Europe have taken notice of his impressive development.
Plettenberg asserts that United are “very active” in the pursuit of the 20-year-old player, which is consistent with the numerous rumors that have circulated suggesting that they are interested in him.
There has been speculation that Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Barcelona are also interested in Gvardiol, despite the fact that his current contract reportedly does not have a release clause.
Due to the fact that Gvardiol is left-footed, he has traditionally played left center back for both his club and his country.
Although he is not a very tough tackler, the Croatian has impressed with his attention within the box. In addition to that, he is skilled in distribution and has an uncanny ability to remove obstacles.
It remains to be seen whether United have any chance of convincing him to move to Old Trafford despite the fact that he is valued at €60 million and has the potential to become a defender of world-class caliber.
It is highly doubtful that Gvardiol will be given a consistent position in the starting eleven due to the fact that Lisandro Martinez has been an unquestioned starter from the left central defensive role.
On the other hand, Erik ten Hag might work him into the rotation as a player. We believe that Chelsea has the best chance of signing him since the club would be able to guarantee him a spot in the starting lineup.
In most games, the Blues have defended with three players at the back. However, United should not give up on Gvardiol without a fight and should submit a request for his services as soon as possible.
Erik ten Hag undroppable about to define Manchester United career
After Saturday’s Manchester United-Real Betis friendly, players from both sides will undoubtedly rush to the nearest TV.
England will play France in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar after beating Senegal 3-0 on Sunday night. England is excited about the match, which is still some days away.
Tom Heaton, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams, Charlie McNeill, and Joe Hugill are among the English players in United’s warm-weather training camp in Spain, which includes two friendly. The Premier League season starts on Boxing Day. However, Anthony Martial is a Frenchman.
Despite Karim Benzema and Christopher Nkunku’s injuries before Les Blues began their title defense, the striker, who turned 27 yesterday, was not considered in Didier Deschamps’ preparations for the campaign. Martial will again see his international teammates on Saturday night.
Martial may want to beat his English teammates on Saturday night, but it won’t be his main goal on United’s trip to Spain. The Frenchman needed this break after missing most of the season due to injuries.
Hamstring, back, and Achilles problems have limited him to seven games this season. He was unlucky.
Martial started both the 4-2 Carabao Cup win over Aston Villa and the 2-1 Premier League win over Fulham before the break. The former AS Monaco player hopes to continue his comeback after the break to avoid more injuries.
Even if Martial showed more promise than Ronaldo in the months leading up to his United exit, the No.9 place is Martial’s now that Ronaldo is gone. Martial played well in pre-season in Thailand and Australia and would have started the season as the Reds’ first-choice striker if not for a hamstring injury.
He has pace, power, an eye for goal, and playmaking ability, everything Erik ten Hag wants in a striker. Ten Hag prefers United to play like Christian Eriksen’s opening against Fulham last month, therefore he should become a regular.
Martial must now stay fit and score regularly. United need to sign a striker in January to improve their prospects of finishing in the Champions League.
If United doesn’t sign a striker until the summer, Martial will lead the attack, putting pressure on him to score regularly for the rest of the season. Given his response to Ten Hag’s faith, he can do that if he can stay fit.
Thus, Martial’s United career may peak after the World Cup. He’ll get his shot to be the Reds’ top scorer.
Martial will train in Spain’s warm weather before the Carabao Cup match against Burnley before Christmas. United may not rush to bolster their assault if he capitalizes on this trip and starts strong.