Jude Bellingham would be the ‘perfect fit’ for Manchester United’s midfield and make the Red Devils ‘incredibly tough to defend against,’ believes Louis Saha.
The Frenchman believes the England international would form a formidable midfield three alongside Casemiro and Bruno Fernandes, which is difficult to refute.
The problem for Manchester United is that a number of other clubs are also keen on signing the Borussia Dortmund sensation, and a bidding w/a/r is expected this summer.
Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Paris Saint-Germain, among others, are all interested in the 19-year-old, but their chances of signing him are slim.
Manchester United will find it difficult to persuade Bellingham that Old Trafford is the best option for him, but Saha believes he would be an ideal signing for manager Erik ten Hag.
“Manchester United have been a team that has lacked energy and fitness in games for quite a few years now, and have been outrun in matches, which is not normal if you’re trying to return to the top, so that is something that Jude Bellingham would be able to bring in if he came to United,” said one commentator. “If Jude Bellingham came to United, he would be able to bring in that.” Saha told Paddy Power.
“Jude would have the ability to select the appropriate passes to the more agile players, in a manner that is comparable to what Bruno Fernandes does as a box-to-box midfielder,”
If Jude Bellingham, Bruno Fernandes, and Casemiro all played together in the middle of the field for Manchester United, the Red Devils would be an extremely difficult team to defend against. Casemiro would sit behind the other three players to provide cover for the defence.
Not only because I am a fan of Manchester United, but also because I think Jude Bellingham would be an excellent choice for the club’s midfield, I would be overjoyed to see him sign with them.
Bellingham is obligated to remain under contract with Dortmund until 2025, and his current agreement does not include a release clause. When the big g/u/n.s start trying to offer him the most appealing move away from Germany in the summer, bids worth at least £100 million are anticipated to be made for him by those parties.
Cody Gakpo’s World Cup triumph impedes Manchester United’s pursuit of a transfer.
Real Madrid is also in the h/u/n/t for the talented Dutch forward Cody Gakpo, which means competition for Manchester United and Newcastle.
Gakpo was a standout for Holland at the World Cup, and the PSV Eindhoven striker scored three goals as Holland advanced to the quarterfinals. Louis van Gaal coached the Dutch national team.
Before making their move to acquire Brazil winger Antony from Ajax, United entertained the idea of signing Gakpo before the summer transfer window closed. After parting ways with Cristiano Ronaldo a month ago, United have rekindled their interest in the Eindhoven-born forward because they are in need of a striker following the split.
Gakpo, who is 23 years old, has maintained his excellent form throughout the current season, scoring 16 goals for both PSV and Holland.
There is also a lot of interest from Newcastle, but Real Madrid is providing the Premier League clubs with a lot of competition.
Real have shown a greater interest in Gakpo as a result of his success in Qatar and are currently working on a bid. Gakpo has generated a lot of interest, and Leeds was on the verge of making a deal to sign him back in August, but PSV ultimately decided to nix the deal and keep him from moving to Elland Road.
Marcel Brands, the director of football for PSV Eindhoven, admitted earlier this week that the Dutch club is making preparations to sell Gakpo during the upcoming transfer window in the month of January. Brands insisted that PSV will not prevent him from leaving if he so chooses, but he was adamant that a record fee would be required.
“You can’t live in a fantasy world. When you consider the cost of acquiring a player of Cody Gakpo’s calibre, how many teams currently have the financial resources to do so? You are referring to perhaps ten or twelve clubs in Europe at this point “During an appearance on the Eeuwig Trouw talk show, Brands shared his thoughts.
Cody Gakpo scored three goals for the Netherlands at the World Cup.
“You must require a player in that position and be willing and able to spend the money in January, which is typically less hectic than the summer. We have yet to see if everything transpires. He has nothing whatsoever.
“In addition, no agreement has been reached on the amounts. The agreements were already in place before my time. Cody would like to join the club if the appropriate offer is made, but no financial terms have been discussed.
“These agreements were already in place prior to my arrival. Regardless, it must be a record transfer for PSV. Then you will know which way it should travel.”