Disgruntled Man Utd man’s £12m price tag alerts Newcastle, West Ham

Date published: Sunday 15th March 2020 3:10

Manchester United are willing to listen to offers for defender Phil Jones, who wants to leave due to a lack of game time, according to reports.

Jones, who was brought to Old Trafford by former boss Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011, has been an important figure at the back for United in his time with the club.

However, his game time has decreased in recent seasons due to the additions of Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire and he is now considered fourth choice behind the former pair and Eric Bailly.

According to the Sunday Mirror, Jones’ prospects of game time are further hindered by the fact that Chris Smalling’s resurgence on loan at Roma could see him come back into the fold, while Axel Tuanzebe is set to be given more game time.

As such, Jones has become frustrated with his lack of chances and wants to secure more game time elsewhere.

United are willing to let the 28-year-old leave but will reportedly demand £12million for his services, with Newcastle and West Ham said to be interested.

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is encouraged by the fact that Jones has a plethora of Premier League and top European experience in his time with United.

 

 

In other news, United have reportedly been told that they will have to pay £15million to make Odion Ighalo’s loan move to Old Trafford permanent.

Ighalo has had a magnificent impact since his arrival from China in January, scoring four goals in eight games.

According to the Sunday Mirror, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua will look to “sting” United given Ighalo’s form.

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