Striker on way to Old Trafford, Sancho rumours have been addressed, Jimenez will be a ‘good fit’ for United, Fernandes to help United win title
Jimenez on way to United, Sancho rumours addresses, Fernandes to help win title, Jimenez a good fit for United in Manchester United roundup..
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said the Bundesliga club would be happy for Jadon Sancho to stay in 2020-21 as Manchester United are keen on a deal.
There has been alot said about the future of the gifted young man over the past few months, but it seems that Manchester United are favourites to try and secure a transfer deal in the summer window, if he leaves Dortmund.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants money to spend, needs money to spend, and needs players like Sancho to come in and give him that superstar factor that he has been missing on the wings since he took over as Old Trafford boss.
However, there has been some reports in the media suggesting that United will not spend more than £50 million on the winger in the transfer window, which is well below that £109 million valuation that Dortmund have placed on the head of Sancho
And Dortmund are apparently unwilling to lower their asking price for Sancho as the German side seek £109 million ($143m) from United, which has meant that a deal has not progresses from just rumours.
Zorc addressed the rumours regarding Sancho on Thursday, saying on BILD: “Jadon is an outstanding footballer with a quota that I have never seen at this age.
“I think it would even stand up to being one of the largest in the industry if you look at its age.
“I would be happy if he would still play with us this season. And that’s the current state of affairs.
“First of all we have to stick to the facts – and they are so, that we still have a contract with him until 2022.”
Raul Jimenez is said to be “on his way” to Manchester United after Wolves reportedly sealed a deal for his replacement.
Jimenez has become one of the most talked about players this season after another impressive campaign with Wolves, which he has shown his true ability and quality on that pitch on a weekly basis.
His performances this season has led to alot of speculation in the media about his next club, with the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona, United and Juventus have all been suggested as potential destinations for the 29-year-old who has scored 26 goals in all competitions this season
Wolves do not want to lose their star man, but it seems that they are preparing for his departure this summer by going out and acquiring his immediate replacement in the side.
According to A Bola, United now have a clear path to sign Jimenez, as Wolves are believed to have “practically concluded” a £27million move for Paulinho from Braga.
The 27-year-old has proved his potential with 25 goals and nine assists this season, and And his arrival at the Molineux Stadium would allow United to step up their pursuit for top target Jimenez.
Red Devils legend Rio Ferdinand recently claimed he feels Jimenez can provide the focal point in attack that they have been missing.
‘I think Wolves will do well to keep hold of him,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport. ‘I think he’s a player with immense talent and I think his goalscoring record over the last two years has been really good.
‘Before that, his record was a bit shady, but he has come to the Premier League and hit the ground running. He’s been a breath of fresh air.
‘As you can tell, he seems a great character around the place, and for a top club, I wouldn’t be surprised if they are sniffing. ‘We’ve seen it in the media reports in the last few days that clubs are looking.’
Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy believes Raul Jimenez would fit the bill for Manchester United, saying he’s ‘in the same bracket as Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane’.
There has been some big rumours in the media over the last few days that Jimenez could be on his way to Manchester United in a deal worth around £40 million, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to add a number nine to his front line.
The Mexican star has been in terrific form for Wolves this season and has netted an impressive 26-goals, but with the club closing in on a deal for Paulinho, they are seemingly given up hope of keeping hold of Jimenez.
And Cundy has claimed Jimenez would fit the bill for Manchester United: “He is too good for that Wolves side,” said the Sports Bar host, speaking recently.
“Is he a Champions League player, yes or no? If the answer is ‘yes’ then he has to be thinking bigger and better right now.
“I don’t doubt that Wolves are going in the right direction, and they don’t have to sell him, but I’m talking about the individual. Wolves are a brilliant side but sentiment does not come into it.
“He is a wonderful football player. He is in the same bracket as Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane – he is that good.
“If I was Ed Woodward, go and get him. You can’t get Kane right now. Kane is going to be tough and he’s had injury problems.
“Can you imagine putting Jimenez in a side that could potentially create more problems?”
Bruno Fernandes can help to make Manchester United title challengers in 2020-21, claims Dimitar Berbatov.
Manchester United put an impressive run together at the back end of the season and managed to get themselves back inside the top four spots, winning the most points in the Premier League out of the top clubs since the arrival of Fernandes.
And with reports that a few new signings could arrive in the summer, Berbatov believes United are capable of challenging for that Premier League title next season, with a few minor tweaks required.
The former Red Devils striker told Betfair: “By default, my opinion is United should be challenging for the title, even when going through difficult periods.
“It’s been a challenging few years, but the fact remains that United need to be challenging for the title. They need to improve again to challenge Man City and Liverpool next season, but they can do it.
“Every season is different and has its unique ups and downs, the teams you expect don’t always end up doing well, but with United you always expect them to be title contenders, especially if they make some signings.”
Berbatov added: “The signing of Bruno Fernandes lifted the team massively. The team’s spirit changed when he came in, he has blended in really well, connecting the back four and the attack.
“To step up and show that responsibility is huge, he’s been an amazing signing for them. He’s important to United, but important to the players around him also.
“He’s been a very pleasant surprise, because usually one player doesn’t make such a difference. United need to maintain this level of consistency.”