Man Utd have launched a bid for a €100m LaLiga winger amid claims the move for Jadon Sancho could be scrapped, while Liverpool are willing to spend bid to sign a Portugal midfielder, according to Monday’s Euro Paper Talk.
MAN UTD LAUNCH €100M ANSU FATI BID
Manchester United are reported to have submitted a €100m offer to Barcelona for winger Ansu Fati amid growing doubts that a deal to sign Jadon Sancho could be off.
The 17-year-old winger has made a big impression during his breakthrough season in Barca’s first team, scoring five goals and providing one assist in 24 appearances.
That has earmarked him as a potential world star of the future and according to AS at the weekend, Barca had rejected a nine-figure bid for his services.
Fellow Spanish publication Sport has since followed up on the report and claimed the bid that came in was indeed from Manchester United.
And while the offer has been knocked back, United are reported to have left the offer on the table in the hope that Barcelona will change their mind.
As per the report, United hope Barca will change their mind and decide to cash in on Fati in order to help with their own transfer rebuild.
It was claimed over the weekend that talks over a deal for their top priority, Lautaro Martinez, had stalled over the money Barca must pay up front.
But cashing in on Fati would arm them with the finances to push through the deal for the Argentine.
Despite Fati’s impressive breakthrough, it does seem unlikely they would bid spend such a huge amount on the largely-unproven youngster.
But reports of the bid will only increase speculation that their efforts to sign top target Jadon Sancho have hit a brick wall.
United had hoped Borussia Dortmund would lower their asking price. But it seems they will hold firm to their €130m valuation of the 20-year-old winger.
Fati has, ironically, been tipped as a a target for Dortmund as a replacement for Sancho. However, despite Barcelona looking to raise funds by offloading several players this summer, it seems Fati isn’t one they want to cash in on.
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