united need to sign Thiago , Solskjaer drops Pogba contract hint, can United lure Alaba?
United need to sign Thiago, Alaba update given, Solskjaer drops massive Pogba hint in Manchester United news roundup…
Ex-Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness says that David Alaba will not be lured away from the club, with Manchester United linked with a possible deal.
The 28-year-old defender has made 382 appearances for the Bundesliga giants, winning nine league titles during his time in Munich, but there has been some shock speculation that he could leave the club this summer after failing to agree a new contract.
That has led to speculation thatole Gunnar Solskjaer is very interested in making a £50 million offer to try and tempt Alaba to the Premier League and add a bit more quality to his back-line.
Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently stated that he is confident that the club can keep hold of Alaba, who he dubbed “the black Beckenbauer”, but there has still been come doubt to that claub.
But now Hoeness also says that he believes Alaba’s future remains with Bayern, as he says that moving to any other club would be a step backwards for the defender.
“I can only say from my own experience that the last million is not that important,” he told DAZN and Goal. “He gets a secure job here, a lot of fun, home, a lot of love from the fans and acceptance, which he would have to work for at another club.
“There is no club that is as familiar, cosy and pleasant as FC Bayern. For him it would perhaps be a step forward financially, but in all other areas it would be a step backwards.
“And according to my feeling, at least the clubs he would like to go to have never knocked, fortunately. And that’s why I hope that he will stay.”
Manchester United have been urged to make a move and try to sign Liverpool target Thiago this summer.
Despite the fact that Liverpool are now the Champions of Europe and the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp knows that he needs to delve into that transfer kitty and try to improve his squad in the summer window.
ANd there has been reports that he is still looking to add a bit quality, creativity and world class ability to his already impressive midfield and has been keeping a close eye on the developments involving Thiago.
And despite the form of Klopp’s midfield this season, Hargreaves believes there would be a spot for the Spaniard in the Anield side, but admitted that Manchester United need a player like him in the side.
“I think he’s one of those, on his day, he’s one of the top-five midfield players in the world,” Hargreaves said on BT Sport.
“At [Stamford] Bridge we were all just blown away by his performance, he has everything, he really does
“I think everybody needs him. Man United need him, I think Arsenal, anybody could take him.
“I just think he’s one of those players that if you played with him you would be blown away at how gifted he is.
“I think the only issue he’s had to being one of the best in the world is just injuries, he’s had big injuries at Bayern.”
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that Paul Pogba is set for a prolonged stay at the club.
Pogba, who has a deal worth an estimated £300,000 per week, has featured only 20 times for the Red Devils over the course of the 2019-20 campaign, and has scored just a single goal and laid on four more.
But his performances over the past few weeks has led to many believing that Manchester United will not get to se the very best of Pogba, if he does decide to stay this summer window.
With a contract that is set to expire in under a year, United are faced with the possibility of losing a player they paid a world-record fee for in 2016 for absolutely nothing, so are hoping to get him signed up to a new contract,
And the Norwegian has suggested that Pogba could be in line for a new deal: “What Paul said, was said before. Since coming back from injury has been a delight,” Solskjaer told the media
“He has worked really hard, he is happy and he is playing well. We are going to see the best of Paul in the next couple of seasons, I’m sure.
“And I’m looking forward to seeing him grow with this team.
“He will have to be one of the leaders, one of the main figures, because he is just coming to his peak time as a footballer at 27.
“I am really looking forward to working with him.”