Manchester United report: Man Metropolis academy product in talks over sensational £40m+ transfer
Manchester United are concentrating on a Man Metropolis academy product, in an audacious try to enhance their squad.
The Purple Devils are having fun with a powerful debut season beneath Erik ten Hag. United gained the Carabao Cup this time period and are nonetheless flying excessive within the Europa League and FA Cup, whereas sitting within the high 4 of the Premier League.
However there have been cracks within the facet. Manchester United have seemed a unique staff with out midfielder Casemiro – and it seems to be like Ten Hag desires to deal with that.
Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri (opens in new tab) has claimed that Southampton star Romeo Lavia is on the radar for the 20-time English champions – and it’ll agitate their closest rivals to listen to.
The midfielder’s entourage have reportedly met representatives of United – which is fascinating, given his relationship with Manchester Metropolis. Lavia got here by the ranks at Eastlands earlier than transferring to the south coast final summer time.
Metropolis truly retain a buy-back on the younger Belgian however it does not come into impact, reportedly, till 2024. If Pep Guardiola desires to re-sign the star, it will value the Residents £40 million.
Chelsea tried a £50m last-ditch Deadline Day transfer for Lavia in the summertime, in keeping with Sky Sports activities (opens in new tab). It might effectively be the same charge that sees the star prised from St. Mary’s.
Nonetheless simply an adolescent, Lavia is needed by numerous high sides and will depart Southampton this summer time if the Saints are relegated.
The 19-year-old is valued at round €25m by Transfermarkt (opens in new tab).
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Manchester United need to capitalise on their resurgence within the switch market, with massive new signings. Victor Osimhen is one possibility for €100m, Declan Rice is on the radar and Jeremie Frimpong might arrive as a brand new right-back. Extra outlandish theories embody signing Kylian Mbappe and promoting Marcus Rashford to Arsenal.
The Glazer possession usually are not assured to promote up – regardless of bids from lifelong fan, Sir Jim Radcliffe and Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani. In the meantime, Marcus Rashford has underlined the significance of constructive mentality at Previous Trafford.