Zidane has transfer message for Solskjaer, £85 million Havertz opens door to possible Man United move, £65m United target ‘built for Premier League’ Solskjaer told
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ZIDANE HAS SHOCK BALE MESSAGE!
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has a message for the likes of Manchester United about the future of Gareth Bale.
Now Bale has been in the headlines for all the wrong kind of reasons over the past 12 months as all indications suggested that he was finished at the Bernabeu, that fans wanted him out, and most importantly Zidane was keen to offload him in the coming transfer window.
There was even talk in the summer window that a number of clubs were prepared to offer around £60 million to try and get a deal done for Bale, but the Welshman decided that he wanted to stay and fight for his Madrid future, especially since he is getting a nice big wage at the Spanish giants.
But according to reports on Spanish publication AS, Bale has now decided that he wants out of Madrid during the January transfer window and is seeking a move away, with a move back to the Premier League and a lucrative switch to La Liga a possible destination for the tripe Champions League winner.
However, in another twist, Zidane has come out and rubbished those reports and revealed that he actually wants the Welshman to stay, telling the SKY SPORTS WEBSITE: “Everybody is saying I don’t want (Gareth) Bale here and I want him to leave in January. That’s nonsense.
“People can talk about me, about what I do, but nobody can put fake words on my mouth.
“Of course, we cannot have the same bond with everybody but I’ve never had any problem with Gareth, even after what happened during last summer when supposedly he was leaving.
“This is the situation: he’s here, and I’m happy because the player is very good.”
“So yes, I want Gareth to stay here with us until the end of the season. That’s very clear.”
Kai Havertz has opened the door to a possible transfer to Manchester United.
Now we all know that there is a lot of transfer speculation in the media asuggesting that Paul Pogba could be leaving the club at the end of the season as he wants to depart the club and possibly head back to Juventus or even make a move to Real Madrid.
And that has led to a lot of transfer speculation in the media about whom could come in and be the ideal replacement for the Frenchman, with reports in the media suggesting that Havertz is on the shopping list of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The 20-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough season in the Bundesliga in 2018/19, scoring 17 goals in 34 appearances, and has been a regular in Joachim Low’s Germany squads ever since. He’s scored two goals in nine appearances in Germany’s top flight this season and his performances have also alerted some of the biggest clubs in the game right now.
Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is said to be confident of landing the midfielder, with a fee of £80million likely to be required to prise him away from the German giants, and Havertz has admitted he will be considering his own future next summer, with a transfer potentially on the cards.
‘I think I’ve picked up enough international experience at Leverkusen,’ he told Marca.
‘I know the rhythm of these international matches and I’m confident that I can go abroad at any moment and play at clubs outside of Germany. ‘For the moment, I want to have a good season. Afterwards, we’ll see.’
HAALAND BUILT FOR PREMIER LEAGUE
Erling Braut Haaland – a reported target for Manchester United – is “built” for the Premier League, according to his father.
United managed to sell powerhouse striker Romelu Lukaku during the summer transfer window after months of speculation, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed to delve into his transfer kitty to add an adequate forward to the front-line and lead the attack.
But there has been some rumours in the media over the last few weeks which have suggested that Solskjaer may be given some funds in the coming transfer window to add a striker to his front-line, with Haaland reportedly high up on the shopping list.
Haaland burst on the scene this season and on Tuesday he scored his seventh goal in four Champions League appearances, which is two more than any other player in the same number of games in the competition’s history.
And Alf-Inge, who played for Manchester City, Leeds and Nottingham Forest as a player, insists his son is made for the Premier League, but is in “no hurry” to make the switch to England after a stunning start to the season for Red Bull Salzburg.
His dad told talkSPORT: “At one stage he would like to play in the Premier League, but when that will happen I don’t know. It is a very tough league.
“Up to now he is ahead of the stage we thought he would be at. He is built for the Premier League, but whether that will happen now or at a later stage, we don’t know.
“He is at Salzburg – a fantastic club playing Champions League – so in a way he is in no hurry.
“They have shown from the past that they are a ‘middle step’ club and, if they are going to recruit players in the future, they can’t put a stupid price tag on the players because nobody would want to go there.
“He was a Leeds fan and a City fan and a Nottingham Forest fan; he followed me obviously, but that is what you do in your youth, It is different being a supporter and having a job, but he was born in Leeds.”