Man Utd “have negotiations” about luring the $60 million star Lionel Messi adores away from Chelsea and Liverpool.
The possibility of signing Brighton star Alexis Mac Allister has reportedly been discussed internally at Manchester United. The 24-year-old made a name for himself in the Premier League this year and assisted Argentina in winning the World Cup in Qatar the previous year.
Under Erik ten Hag, United’s fortunes have improved this season, and they now appear poised to qualify for the Champions League again after moving up to third in the Premier League standings. Ten Hag has already spent enormous sums of money to acquire a wide variety of players since taking over, but he will return to the transfer market in the summer to assemble a team that can contend for more hardware the following season.
The Red Devils have reportedly discussed the possibility of signing Mac Allister, but as the competition for the player’s services heats up, it’s also important to keep an eye on Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City. Mac Allister could be allowed to leave Brighton for £60m even though he still has more than two years left on his current contract at the AMEX Stadium.
As the starting quarterback for six of Argentina’s seven World Cup games, Mac Allister was crucial to the success of his nation. In the group stage match against Poland, he scored, and in the match against France in the championship, he set up Angel Di Maria for a goal.
Additionally, Mac Allister’s Brighton teammate Adam Lallana has claimed that Lionel Messi adores him. During the World Cup, the former Liverpool star observed that when Argentina’s Lionel Messi drops deep and receives the ball, one of his teammates in particular will move forward from midfield and take up a position higher up the pitch.
The same player will drop back to counter Messi’s high jump, for example. Messi is always happy to pass the ball to him because he knows he will get it back because they have a connection on the field and are on the same page.
“Messi trusting you is one of the greatest honors in football, and that player is Alexis Mac Allister, my teammate at Brighton & Hove Albion. It is the highest expression of respect.
When it comes to choosing his next club, Mac Allister won’t be lacking for choices this summer. And if United can land the star, he might just give Ten Hag’s squad the attacking oomph and confidence in big games they need to once again contend for the Premier League championship.
Two bidders ‘ignore’ demands as Raine Group are ‘sᴜrpriseԀ’ by ‘financial leaks’
Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, the two bidders for Manchester United, allegedly disregarded requests from acquisition brokers Raine Group.
The two known suitors for Manchester United, who were put up for sale by the Glazer family in November, are Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim.
About £6bn is the asking price that the present owners have set. It was anticipated that a takeover would be finalized early in 2023, but it is now known that the Glazer family is delaying this until the summer in order to get the highest price.
According to a recent article from Football Insider, Raine Group officials intended to “keep key parts of the process strictly confined,” but Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim allegedly disregarded their requests.
According to the source, the two companies’ initial offers were “between £4.5bn and £5bn” each.
When it came to “particular financial data,” such as “the anticipated structure and value of offers,” Raine Group was keen to keep them under wraps. But this ‘directive has been flouted’ on ‘many instances’.
A deal of this potential significance “would never have realistically anticipated to go through without leaks,” according to the Raine Group, but they have been “sᴜrpriseԀ” by the “amount of material” that has surfaced publicly.
Ratcliffe and Shaikh Jassim have been informed that they have “made it through to the next round of the process to buy Manchester United,” according to Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol, who made the revelation earlier this week.
Solhekol said to Sky Sports, “It is really significant (news) since it implies the Glazer family is definitely serious about Man Utd.
According to our knowledge, the proposal from Sir Jim Ratcliffe and the bid from Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar have advanced to the next round. We have also been advised that there might be one additional unknown bidder.
“What does the following phase entail? Similar to when you want to buy a car, you see the advertisement online, you call and talk to someone about it, you learn the pricing, and now you get to have a test drive, which will be happening in the next weeks.
The potential buyers will travel to Old Trafford to meet Raine Group representatives, maybe run into Glazer family members, and receive access to comprehensive financial data on Manchester United. They must view the books and accounts in order to understand what is going on.
“After they’ve accomplished that, they can submit a firm bid for the club. Hence, if you are one of the many Man Utd supporters who want to see the Glazers go, you will be thinking this morning that the fаcт that the process is moving forward is excellent news.