Barcelona to sell £300,000-a-week Man United star, Solskjaer told £150m -CASH is price to pay for superstar, And Man United told price to pay for Prem League striker
Ings price set, Man United told £150 million for Kane and Barcelona to sell Coutinho in Manchester United roundup…
Southampton will reportedly consider cashing in on Danny Ings if they receive an offer of between £25-30million from the likes of Manchester United.
Ings enjoyed a phenomenal 2019/20 campaign with Southampton and was amongst the top-flight’s most prominent goalscorers, but Ings suffered a slight drop off in both goals and games this season, netting 12 times after making nine fewer appearances.
However, that has not stopped speculation that some of the big clubs are circling for a potential transfer deal this summer, with Manchester United a club that has been linked with a move.
United are looking at Ings as a target this summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bolster his attacking ranks, as he knows that Edinson Cavani will not be able to play every game next season.
According to The Athletic, Ings has been reluctant to put pen to paper on a new contract as he has been holding out to see whether one of the Premier League’s top teams launch a bid to sign him.
The report claims that while Ralph Hasenhuttl is keen for Ings to stay put, the decision may be taken out of his hands with a bid of around £25-30m ‘almost impossible’ to reject from a Southampton perspective.
United would be a massive move for Ings to make, but at the end of the day, at this stage of his career, it would be the wrong move to make as he would get less game time than he is right now
So is a move to United really the right one to make, and not just financially?
Tottenham will demand ‘at least’ £150million in a CASH ONLY deal from Manchester United if they want to sign Harry Kane this summer.
Kane is a player that will surely be on the transfer market this summer after reportedly telling Tottenham that he wants to leave the club, and that has opened the door for United to make a move.
But According to The Sun, the Spurs chairman has issued a firm stance over the future of his star man and will not consider any offers that include player swaps or the transfer fee paid in instalments.
It is claimed Levy has been left ‘deeply upset’ by Kane’s bid to leave his boyhood club, after strongly hinting at his desire to leave and even talking up Man City – the favourites to sign him – in an open and honest interview about his future.
Levy has a reputation for playing hardball in the transfer market and it is suggested he will demand cash for the striker this summer, as he looks to give his squad a major facelift if Kane does depart.
United would “send a message” to Premier League and European rivals if they were able to put a deal in place for Harry Kane, Gary Pallister recently claimed.
He told Goal: “He ticks all the boxes. He’s a guarantee of goals, Premier League proven.
“Looking at the way football is at the moment, who can actually afford to buy Harry Kane? What would the price be? It’s going to be a huge fee to bring him to your club and who is going to be able to afford him? I’m hoping that United are at the front of the queue.
“[Edinson] Cavani has been fantastic and he’ll play a big part next season as well. He has proved to everyone that he isn’t here to pick up a few quid at the end of his career.
“If you’re looking into the future, Harry Kane is at the perfect age now, you are going to get the best years out of him. He’s somebody that all of the top clubs in Europe would love to have in their side. It might be about striking early, it might be about a bit of patience.
“Has Harry Kane already made his mind up and set his heart on where he wants to go? He’s said that he’d love to play with De Bruyne, which you can understand.”
Pallister added: “It’s all about the quality. Someone that guarantees you goals like Harry Kane are worth their weight in gold.
“Whether Tottenham have struggled, he has had a consistency of scoring goals. It’s not just that, he’s a very clever player, he can draw fouls, he can hold the ball up, he has a good imagination when he’s on the ball. He ticks a lot of boxes. That’s why he’s the complete forward and everyone is hungry to get him.
“Him and Cavani would be ready-made centre-forwards if he did go there, but it would also be great for someone like Mason Greenwood, who probably wants to play in a more central role as his career goes on, to learn from them. It also sends a bit of a message as well if you were to get him.”
Manchester United are on alert after reports claimed Philippe Coutinho is among the players Barcelona could sell in the summer
Barca are currently dealing with debts in excess of €1 billion (£862m/$1.2bn), having been one of the clubs that have suffered most from losing matchday revenue during the coronavirus pandemic.
That means that they will need to sell a whole host of players in the coming transfer window, with long-time Manchester United target Coutinho one player that they are reportedly ready to sell, according to Goal.
Coutinho moved to Barcelona from Liverpool a few years ago now in hope that he would develop into a real superstar in the game, but the move has not worked out and he has constantly been on in the transfer headlines every window.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in need to adding some more quality players to the squad in order to close that gap on Manchester City, as they really want to win back that Premier League title.
Look, if the reports are true and Barcelona are open to the idea of letting Coutinho leave the club in the transfer window, then United need to make a move and try to get a bargain transfer deal done.
He is still world class and would bring some more quality to the squad, so if they can get him for the right amount of money, then we honestly believe that he would be a very welcome addition to that United squad.
But it will be interesting to see where he ends up if he does leave Barcelona