Paper Talk: Man Utd linked with move for free agent

Date published: Thursday 6th September 2018 8:07

Manchester United have been linked with a shock free transfer move for John Terry, while Manchester City are tracking a Real Betis defender, who has a £54m exit clause, according to Thursday’s newspapers.



No, it’s not April 1! Manchester United have been linked with a surprise swoop to bring in veteran former Chelsea defender John Terry on a free transfer.

The centre-half, now 37, has been without a club since leaving Aston Villa at the end of last season. While it was expected at the time of his departure from Villa Park that he would retire, the Chelsea legend appears to have gotten itchy feet and has been linked with a number of clubs over the past fortnight.

A return to Villa has been mooted, while other reports have suggested a shock switch to Sporting Lisbon could be on the cards.

However, TalkSPORT presenter Adrian Durham suggested Terry could now be a target for United boss Jose Mourinho, who of course enjoyed a fruitful partnership with the defender for a number of years at Stamford Bridge. The piece has since been picked up by some of the papers, with The Sun now suggesting Terry could prove a short-term solution to the club’s defensive woes.

United, of course, have struggled at the back so far this season with the club failing to bring in any of the club’s defensive targets.

But whether United would sanction a short-term deal for free agent Terry remains to be seen; and more to the point, whether the defender – who is staunchly-loyal to Chelsea – would play for another Premier League club remains to be seen.

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