The French striker is prioritizing a move to Manchester United over his two English rivals, but his club is going through a change of heart, with Newcastle making a ‘very big offer’ for the Real Madrid regular. have submitted – both in Sunday’s transfer gossip.
World Cup finalists favor Manchester United
The striker, who could be picked up for an affordable price in the winter window, has reportedly favored Manchester United more than any other English team, though reports make it look like a simple sale. Things are complicated by his club.
It’s no secret that Manchester United are looking for new additions to their forward line this month.
Despite being a left winger, PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo is heavily linked and has plenty of line-leading ability. But bitter rivals Liverpool hijacked the move, and within hours, the Dutch signed for the dotted line at Anfield.
Various media outlets are reporting that Manchester United have squandered Eric Ten Hug’s first point of contact. Antony’s contract was the biggest offender, with a former Ajax talisman ultimately costing him £85 million.
With United looking to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, it’s becoming more likely that they’ll settle for short-term loan options.
The alternative is the more affordable permanent arrival. One of his players who fits into the latter category is Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram.
The 25-year-old has made an impression in Qatar, mostly off the French bench. He scored 13 goals and 4 assists in his 17 appearances at Gladbach thanks to an excellent campaign at his level at the club, where Didier earned his place in Deschamps’ squad.
Thuram’s current contract in Germany expires next summer, so many believe the Bundesliga side will cash in in January.
But despite preferring Man U, the German publication build Report that the transaction is no longer formal.
Mönchengladbach’s change of heart
First, Thuram has turned down offers from Aston Villa and Newcastle and wants a move to Manchester United, they say.
Thuram has narrowed down his next move to a dream list of PSG, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Man United. Villa and Newcastle don’t seem to be high profile enough as lethal forwards.
A January sale was expected with a net profit for Gladbach of around €12 million. but, Via Sports Witnesswhich now claims they are rethinking.
This is because Gladbach, who are currently eighth in the Bundesliga, believe that if they qualify for the Europa League next season, they will be able to recoup the same kind of money they would sell Thuram. Unsurprisingly, if Thuram leaves mid-season, his chances of finishing in the top six are greatly reduced.
The January sale is therefore considered ‘totally pointless’, but that doesn’t stop players from trying to secure their dream move.
It has been concluded that of all British suitors, Manchester United are currently the only ones likely to sign Thuram in 2023.
Newcastle to play for Real Madrid
Newcastle are reportedly aiming to secure an eye-catching upgrade after launching a contract offer for Real Madrid’s Ferland Mendy.
The 27-year-old has been surprisingly left out of Deschamps’ France World Cup squad, but the left-back’s fortunes are much greater at club level.
Mendy was signed in 2019 with the aim of becoming Marcelo’s long-term successor. Since the transfer of the legendary Brazilian, he has taken over the mantle, with him starting 15-12 in La Liga this season and 6-4 in the Champions League.
But speculation is starting to swirl about a club gathering to keep Mendy away from the Bernabéu. In fact, reports from Spain had mixed Mann his City just a few days ago.
now, French Outlet Futmercart They add their view to the situation, claiming that it is in fact Newcastle acting on their interests.
They reported that the magpie was “very interested” for some time, and is understood to have “made a very large offer” to the French.
The wording of the piece suggests that the offer is for the player and focuses on things like personal terms and conditions rather than a bid for Real Madrid. If so, PSG is believed to be in the frame as well.
Regardless, footmel cart State Real doesn’t run mid-season sales, but that could change in the summer.
Eddie Howe’s team currently boasts the lowest defense in the Premier League, but left-back is arguably the weakest spot.
Dan Byrne replaced Matt Targett for much of the season, but there’s no question that signing Mendy’s abilities would be a huge upgrade for both of them.
Manchester City get ‘here we go’ confirmation
Finally, according to Fabrizio Romano, Man City are poised to update their ranks with the arrival of an up-and-coming player from Argentina.
Transfer guru has given his signature to City’s deal for Velez Sarsfield’s Maximo Perrone ‘Alright, let’s go’ Checked late last night.
The 19-year-old is primarily a holding midfielder and will reportedly partner directly with Man City rather than joining another club in Citygroup first.
Perone will arrive in Manchester after the 2023 South American U20 Championship. The tournament will run from He Jan 19th to Hell Feb 12th.
Man City will pay ‘$8m plus tax’ (around £6.6m before tax) for the midfielder.