Manchester United are preparing for a pivotal summer but may have to wait and see due to Euro 2020. The Premier League transfer window opens next Wednesday, but the big deals could be postponed due to the tournament. While the Red Devils remain linked to many players, they may have to take it slow until the end of Euro 2020.
Manchester United are expected to add reinforcements to their right wing and defense this summer. A striker and midfielder could also move to Old Trafford depending on the availability of their goals.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at major Manchester United transfer stories as of June 3, 2021.
Manchester United are ready to pay € 80m for La Liga star
Manchester United are now ready to pay € 80m for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez The Hard Tackle via El Gol Digital. Long-time admirers of the LaLiga star, the Red Devils are poised to step up their efforts to secure the midfielder this summer. Saul has made 337 appearances for Atletico Madrid, scoring 43 goals and 19 assists so far.
Manchester United are looking to strengthen their midfield with Donny van de Beek falling short and Nemanja Matic stepping into the gay end of his career. Paul Pogba’s future still hangs in the balance. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to bring Saul to Old Trafford to bring much-needed creativity to the team. The 26-year-old has dropped the pecking order on Diego Simeone’s side and could be open to a move this summer.
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The Red Devils are embroiled in a three-way battle for Leeds United’s ace
According to an Italian journalist, Manchester United are in a three-way battle with Liverpool and Manchester City for Leeds United ace Raphinha Gianluigi Longari. The acclaimed journalist also added that the Reds are currently leading the race for the player’s signature. Leeds are determined to keep him on Elland Road so securing his services could be difficult for the Red Devils.
Raphinha scored six goals and nine assists in 30 Premier League games in the 2020/21 season. He has a close relationship with Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes that the club could take advantage of to get his husband.
Kieran Trippier rejects Manchester United
Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier has turned down Manchester United Sports witnesses about Mundo Deportivo. The Red Devils were hoping to secure the Englishman’s services this summer to bolster their position as right-backs. The player was reportedly about to move to Old Trafford in January 2021.
However, the Englishman is happy at the Wanda Metropolitano and has closed the door to Manchester United. Atletico Madrid don’t want to let the 30-year-old go either so it could be very difficult for the Red Devils to sign him this summer.