Real Sociedad defender Martin Zubimendi is attracting interest from Premier League club Manchester United. Zubimendi is currently playing for Real Sociedad in La Liga.
Even though they brought in Christian Eriksen and Casemiro over the summer, the Red Devils are still trying to add more players to their midfield position.
The Daily Mail reports that Manchester United are interested in signing Zubimendi, who is typically used as a defensive midfielder but can also play in a more forward role. Zubimendi is comfortable playing in both of these positions.
Despite the fact that the 23-year-old is under contract with the Basque club until June 2025, it is possible that Manchester United will use his release clause, which is worth £51.4 million.
This year, Zubimendi has played for Real Sociedad in a total of 16 games, including both of his team’s matches against Manchester United in the group stage of the Europa League competition.
It is claimed that Barcelona is also interested in acquiring Zubimendi because they see him as a possible replacement for Sergio Busquets, whose current contract will expire at the end of the current season.
In the meantime, reports indicate that Manchester United’s attempt to trade Donny van de Beek for Weston McKennie, a midfielder for Juventus, was unsuccessful.
Recent events led to the resignation of the whole board of directors at Juventus, which was precipitated by an investigation being conducted by the authorities into allegations of fraudulent accounting and market manipulation.
According to The Sun, wiretaps were placed on the directors of Juventus for more than a year, and evidence obtained from the investigation revealed that Manchester United attempted to negotiate a swap deal involving Donny van de Beek. The evidence was collected from the investigation.
According to the source, the Red Devils investigated the prospect of trading the Dutchman for McKennie in August of 2021; however, the transaction did not go through.
Ronaldo was correct about Casemiro and Lisandro Martinez at Manchester United
Manchester United fans waved a blue-and-white triband flag and chanted “Argentina” at the top of the steepest stand in the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla.
United fans’ backing for a country the UK was at war with 40 years ago confused the Andalucians during Thursday’s friendly. Mancunians supported Alejandro Garnacho, United’s Argentine, and the Qatari.
When Casemiro scored in additional time at Chelsea, United fans sang “Ar-gen-ti-na” in tribute to Lisandro Martinez. The Shed End steward had to remove him.
Lionel Scaloni still starts Nicolas Otamendi and Cristian Romero in Doha. Martinez replaced Romero against Mexico after the pair’s indecision cost Argentina the upset against Saudi Arabia. Romero returned against Poland and Australia.
Partly strategic. Romero replaced Angel di Maria with Argentina 1-0 up against Mexico while Martinez replaced Papu Gomez in the close knockout defeat of Australia.
Martinez blocked an 81st-minute Aziz Behich solo goal. Martinez rejoiced almost as much as at Stamford Bridge.
In the second encounter against Switzerland, Coach Tite started Casemiro, Fred, and Lucas Paqueta in the midfield. Brazil’s final group game against Cameroon was meaningless. Fred replaced Paqueta. Casemiro hit the deflected winner.
Casemiro congratulated Roy Keane at Old Trafford. The Brazilian dressing room may sympathize with Keane, who was underwhelmed with the Strictly Come Dancing numbers as Brazil led South Korea.
Raphael Varane called Casemiro a “fighter” after his £70million deal from Real Madrid. Casemiro has ensured no right-minded United fan checks the internet for Frenkie de Jong updates.
Erik ten Hag considered making Martinez or Casemiro captain for the Aston Villa loss since they’re so important to United’s revival. He soothed Ronaldo’s ego. Ronaldo’s last United appearance.
It’s a wonder Ronaldo’s disgruntled sisters Katia and Elma didn’t Instagram about Ten Hag’s rationale for choosing a captain who had refused to come on 18 days earlier. “Harry Maguire is on the bench, Bruno is our captain, not available, and David de Gea: leader, but goalie is far from the outfield.
“Then Casemiro is the leader, Licha [Martinez] can be a leader, Casemiro is not speaking 100% great English, and then Cristiano, especially [he] is the team leader so he has the band, clear.”
Ronaldo admires Martinez and Casemiro, but not Bruno Fernandes or Varane, whose public relations representative ironically orchestrated Ronaldo’s infamous Morgan interview.
Martinez was Ronaldo’s teammate for only four months, but he made an impression on him and United supporters.
Martinez is quiet off the pitch, and at an Argentina press conference last week, “the butcher” almost shrank into a shrinking violet, apologizing for his English even though his answer was clear.
The Argentina flag in Cadiz had ‘MUFC’ patched to it, Martinez swapped his shirt for one at Fulham, and a banner with a cleaver replaced the Sun of May in Manchester.