According to a report, Manchester United plans to make another offer for a Real Madrid player that they had previously pursued during the previous summer. However, Man Utd will have a difficult time persuading Carlo Ancelotti to approve a sale of the player, even in the face of misinformation that they will offer €80 million.
When compared to their struggles during the summer transfer window, Manchester United’s dealings during the January window were far more calm and collected. When Christian Eriksen suffered an ankle injury, it compelled United to investigate the possibility of making a deadline-day loan signing. This is when things started to get intriguing.
However, a lightning-fast move was made for Marcel Sabitzer when the Austrian promptly answered yes when made aware of United’s interest in him. This resulted in the swift formation of a deal.
Their summer window, on the other hand, was a chaotic event, and the primary reason for this was because they were unable to sign Frenkie de Jong.
The drawn-out pursuit carried on for month after month, and it wasn’t until United finally gave up that negotiations for Casemiro and Antony began to pick up speed.
However, negotiations to sign Adrien Rabiot took place in the interim between the missed opportunity with De Jong and the success with Casemiro. It has been reported in Spain (through the Manchester Evening News) that a move for Federico Valverde, who plays for Real Madrid, was also investigated.
The Uruguayan forward, who is only 24 years old, is currently a bona fide celebrity at the Bernabeu. However, according to the story, he has a powerful admirer in the form of Manchester United, who it is said tried but failed to make a move for him during the summer of 2017.
Refusing to accept “no” for an answer, it has been reported that the Red Devils “still insist” on signing Valverde and have set aside €80 million (about £71.4 million) for a transfer bid at the end of the current season.
According to the research, even if that is a sizeable sum, it does not come close to being sufficient.
In point of fact, Valverde continues to be one of the most important individuals in Carlo Ancelotti’s system, despite the fact that he has had trouble regaining his best form since the World Cup.
In addition, there is no evidence that Valverde is planning to quit Real any time soon, and even if he were, Los Blancos would value the player at a significantly greater price than £71.4 million.
Real Estate wouldn’t even begin to contemplate selling their property until it was presented with a “irrefutable proposal.” There is no mention of a specific sum, but given that Enzo Fernandez was sold for £106.8 million, it stands to reason that Real would ask for a higher price for an immeasurably more experienced player.
In the incredibly unlikely scenario that Manchester United were able to pull off the blockbuster coup, logic would imply that Marcel Sabitzer would have little chance of gaining a permanent move. However, the likelihood of this happening is extremely low.
The transfer of the Bayern loanee does not include an option to acquire him permanently. Nevertheless, our transfer analyst Graeme Bailey stated that Sabitzer already has one eye on winning himself a permanent move to Old Trafford over the course of the upcoming months.
On Thursday, Bailey shared the following statement with TEAMtalk: “While there is no option to buy inside the present deal, Sabitzer is already aware that he has no long-term future at Bayern.”
“He is not yet a member of the team, and Konrad Laimer is also scheduled to come aboard in the summer.
“Sabitzer is optimistic that he will be able to secure a permanent transfer to United this summer. That is wholly dependent on him and how well he performs in the second half of the season at this point.
“If he makes a good impression, there is a chance that he will be given a permanent summer move.”
Sabitzer, on the other hand, would be Casemiro’s fourth-choice, Eriksen’s third-choice, and Valverde’s fourth-choice if Valverde were to be signed. Ten Hag only uses a two-man midfield, and if Valverde were to be signed, Sabitzer would be fifth-choice at best.
At times throughout his time with Real, the Uruguayan has been utilized in a position more forward on the right side of the attack. However, considering the presence of the £86 million man Antony at Old Trafford, it is quite unlikely that such a scenario will ever be repeated there.