A second site has echoed the rumours that a Man Utd duo purchased for £138 million are up for sale, and Erik ten Hag is considering a third Ajax raid that will make him unpopular in Amsterdam.
When the Dutchman became manager of Manchester United, he didn’t spend any time raiding his old team Ajax. Before grabbing Antony in the waning seconds of the summer transfer window, Ten Hag pillaged his former team for center-half Lisandro Martinez.
The two departures were a part of a truly disаstrous transfer window for Ajax.
In addition to losing two of its star players to United, they also lost well-known figures like Andre Onana, Noussair Mazraoui, Nicolás Tagliafico, Ryan Gravenberch, and Sébastien Haller during the same transfer window.
As a result, Ajax is currently no longer in first place in the Eredivisie as usual.
AZ Alkmaar and PSV Eindhoven are threatening to unseat Ajax from the final Champions League qualifying spot in the Dutch division, where Feyenoord presently hold the lead.
Nonetheless, a number of sources claim that Ten Hag might further hurt his former team by luring yet another star player away from Ajax.
Man United and Ajax to reestablish commercial ties?
Man Utd has been actively scouting Mohammed Kudus, a 22-year-old forward, as 90min previously reported.
The Ghanaian international is incredibly versatile and can operate in a number of positions, including up front, as a No. 10, or in box-to-box midfield. In 34 games for Ajax this season, he has scored 17 goals and provided four assists in all competitions.
Football Insider offered their opinion as well, stating that United had contacted Kudus’ camp first. According to the source, the frontman is valued at almost £48 million.
TalkSPORT has now given credence to the гumoгs by reporting that Kudus is on Ten Hag’s list of potential summer transfer targets.
The Dutch manager is reportedly “eyeing another raid” on Ajax, and United’s interest in Harry Kane of Tottenham is also confirmed.
Kane and Victor Osimhen of Napoli were previously listed by The Telegraph as United’s top two summer striker targets.
Both, though, will be challenging to sign, and the fаct that they are each valued at well over £100 million makes deals extremely challenging to complete.
Kudus would be a more affordable option, though talkSPORT don’t rule out the possibility of signing him alongside one of the more well-known targets rather than merely in place of them.
Two Red Devils are about to be executed
In that case, Man United would need to make significant profits from player sales in order to maintain financial stability. In that regard, talkSPORT confirms the earlier assertion made by the Manchester Evening News that two well-known players are up for grabs.
The two in question are Captain Harry Maguire and Anthony Martial, and Ten Hag is “ready to cash in” on them.
Maguire was an £80m signing from Leicester back in 2019, while Martial was recruited from Monaco in a deal of £36m (increasing to £58m after add-ons).
Due to Ten Hag’s preference for a Varane-Martinez combo, Maguire has lost his position as a regular starter this season. Martial, on the other hand, is unable to remain usefully fit.
Man United is in negotiations to acquire a midfielder whose value has increased, while Liverpool and Chelsea are considered “ones to watch”
According to a reliable source, Man Utd has held internal discussions about buying a Premier League midfielder whose value has increased over the past three months. But, Liverpool and Chelsea will also be involved in any transfer negotiations.
The 7-0 thrashing Man Utd received from Liverpool on Sunday served as a welcome reminder that they are still far from being ready.
Every part of the field where the Red Devils struggled was significant, but probably none more so than losing the midfield bаttle.
This season, Christian Eriksen and Casemiro have developed a strong working relationship. Yet, neither player is likely to be a long-term option because they are both over 30. Due to Eriksen’s ankle injury, Fred has recently had a chance to shine, but he fell short when it counted.
In Anfield, Casemiro also struggled and had his worst performance while wearing a Man United jersey. When the Brazilian doesn’t perform, neither do Man Utd.
An apparent softening in Frenkie de Jong’s desire to stay at Barcelona has sparked talk of a revived move for the Dutchman.
Ben Jacobs of CBS Sports, however, believes that a Premier League midfielder might be Erik ten Hag’s long-term replacement.
Jacobs reported Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton has been the subject of internal debate at Old Trafford. According to reports, Man City has also taken that same action.
The 24-year-old Argentine has been more prominent this year and was crucial to his nation’s World Cup triumph in Qatar. Mac Allister finished in Argentina’s strongest eleven despite not having started the competition there.
Mac Allister price tag doubles
Writing in his column for Caught Offside , Jacobs claimed those with the inside track have quoted a price tag of around £60m for Mac Allister.
That is roughly double the price range he was previously believed to be in prior to the World Cup. Shining on the biggest stage of all obviously has its benefits.
Aside form the two Manchester clubs, Jacobs also stressed Liverpool and Chelsea are “ones to watch” in the event Brighton greenlight a summer sale.
“A slightly cheaper option from Brighton could be Mac Allister,” wrote Jacobs. “Manchester City and Manchester United have discussed him internally, but nothing more than that at this point.
“Liverpool and Chelsea are ones to watch as well. Mac Allister is contracted until 2025 with an option to extend by one year. And off the back of him winning the World Cup with Argentina we are seeing some pretty high figures flying around.
“Although Brighton don’t directly offer quotes to suitors for players they don’t plan to sell, insiders suggest £60m+ is what the Seagulls may expect.
“That’s quite a lot more than the numbers suitors have him valued at dating back to both January and before the World Cup, with valuations ranging from £27m-35m. I think that type of bid now would get laughed out the room.
“But as the World Cup hype wears off, and his contract runs down slightly, let’s see how Brighton react to incoming bids.
“Mac Allister, at this point I am told, will assess his options come summer. Although he speaks glowingly about the Premier League, he is not against going to another European league. His priority is playing Champions League football regularly.”