United encouraged to sign defender, Upamecano to Man United gets backed, Solskjaer sent Haaland transfer message, Should superstar be signed?
Should Man United sign Ramos, Upamecano move backed, United enouraged to sign Fofana and Solskjaer sent Haaland message in Manchester United roundup…
Manchester United have been told to try and sign Sergio Ramos, but would he be a good signing?
The Real Madrid legend is out of contract at the end of the season and has not yet put pen to paper on fresh terms, which has led to alot of speculation in the media that a number of Premier League side are interested in bringing him to the Premier League.
Manchester City and Liverpool currently lead the chase to get a deal done for the Spaniard, but ex-Red Devil Dimitar Berbatov has recently told United to secure a deal for the 34-year-old defender.
It is no secret that United have been fans of Ramos for many seasons now, but have never been able to get a deal wrapped up, but now that there is a chance to finally get one all done, they have been urged to make a move
“I have read the reports about Sergio Ramos and there is a lot of speculation about his future. He could bring a lot of experience and steel to any team,” he told Betfair.
“Although he is 34, he is still a top player and United could do a lot worse. If he is available I can see a lot of teams interested in signing him.”
Ramos is a world class defender that is one of the very best in the game, but at the end of the day guys, he is a player that only has a couple of years left in him, and the wages that he would command.
He is a world class defender that would be a great short-term buy for the club, but he is not the right kind of investment that clubs will want to make during COVID
Manchester United should be considering a raid on Leicester for Wesley Fofana, says Paul Scholes
While encouraged by recent performances at the back from the Red Devils, Scholes feels there is still room for improvement and believes another big-money offer to Leicester for Fofana could deliver more value in the transfer market.
“As a back-four, I worry about how good they really are,” Scholes told ESPN ahead of United’s crunch clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
“At full-back, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is just about defending, which is fine for a game at Liverpool, but I’m not sure what Luke Shaw brings to the team.
“In the middle, Ole still has to find Harry Maguire’s best partner. Eric Bailly has pace, but he is rash and picks up too many injuries. Victor Lindelof plays the position better and seems to be Ole’s preferred option, but again, he is not totally convincing.
“If I was Ole and could sign a defender this month, I’d go for Wesley Fofana at Leicester. He’s only 20, but he has been outstanding and he has the potential to be anything he wants to be.
“United have done OK at the back this season, but they have been exposed when playing against the big teams, and that’s another problem they need to solve.”
Manchester United have been backed to sign French defender Dayot Upamecano.
Upamecano has been heavily linked with a Premier League move in recent transfer windows, with United one of the reported frontrunners to sign him, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows that he needs to keep improving his current squad.
The 22-year-old’s contract with RB Leipzig will expire in 2023. In summer 2021, a clause in that deal would allow suitors to sign him for a fee of €45million, and Transfer expert David Webb believes the Red Devils would do well to make a move.
Howeverm, he has warned that Liverpool will step up their interest in Upamecano due to their problems at centre-back this season, Webb told Sky Sports: “It’s an interesting one because both teams are looking to compete on all fronts, especially with Manchester United’s recent surge up the league and Liverpool’s defensive problems at the moment.
“A particular player (I would recommend) that springs to mind is Dayot Upamecano; one I’ve known for quite a long time. He broke onto the scene when he was signed from Valencia to Red Bull Salzburg.”
Dimitar Berbatov has urged Manchester United to avoid trying to sign Erling Haaland and focus their attention on nurturing their talented attackers.
Regarded as one of the finest talents in the game right now, Man Utd have been heavily linked with a move for Haaland ever since he burst onto the scene just a few seasons ago.
The Borussia Dortmund striker is already one of the most deadly forwards in the game right now, and already has 19 goals to his name, so with reports in the media suggesting he will leave Dortmund at the end of the season, there is a strong feeling United will make a move.
However, Berbatov has opened up and told the club to forget about trying to sign the young hitman, and focus their attention on nurturing their talented attackers, He said to TalkSport: “[Haaland] is still so young and the future is ahead of him. The amount of goals he’s scoring is unbelievable, he could be a great, great fit for United if he develops the same way as he is doing now.
“He is going to cost a lot of money obviously but for a talent like this, you can go and try your best to sign him.
“But honestly I would like to see Mason Greenwood develop and become better and better.
“If United don’t go to buy someone, I would like to see these three players develop and get better and better.”
United do have some very exciting attackers at the club that should go on to become a world class player, but at the end of the day, signing Haaland would improve those players immensely.
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