£70 million rated Manchester United ‘has had his head turned’ about potential Old Trafford move
Manchester United target Declan Rice has had his head turned by the prospect of playing for a bigger club.
The Red Devils are said to be among the top candidates to sign Rice from West Ham this transfer window amid speculation that he wants to make that step up in the game and play for one of the biggest clubs.
There has also been alot of rumours in the media suggesting that Varane is a player that the club want, amid rumours that Real Madrid are seeking to raise some funds in order to sign their own top targets this summer
Now, Eurosport are reporting that sources close to the player believe he is interested in pursuing a move to a bigger club, with the likes of United and Chelsea the most likely destination, but his price tag is proving to be difficult to match.
The Hammers value Rice north of £70million, and he’s a mainstay in Gareth Southgate’s England midfield adding to his price, but the report states that Rice would want wages worth £150,000 a week and a sizeable signing on fee.
Amid the speculation, Former United midfielder Nicky Butt believes they have enough options in midfield already and they should go all out to try and secure the services of Varane this summer.
“For me, next season has to be about getting some silverware back in that trophy cabinet,” said Butt, who served as United’s head of first-team development before leaving the club in March.
“It’s about getting the right players who will allow you to challenge for trophies. It’s a winning club, so we can’t go this long without silverware.
“I think Man Utd are solid enough in midfield. I keep hearing things about Declan Rice, but is he a better player than Scott McTominay?
“I’m not sure; I think with McTominay, Paul Pogba and obviously Bruno Fernandes, we’re in a good place in the middle of the park.
“The biggest thing that needs addressing for me at Manchester United this summer is that centre-back position; we need a partner for Harry Maguire,” he added.
“Everyone talks about Raphael Varane. I understand he’s a little bit older than most people would perhaps like, but you just have to go back to the days of Teddy Sheringham.
“I think we bought him when he was 32, and we went and won the treble with him. If Varane is available, then I’d go all out for him.”
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