Transfer Deadline Approaches with Top Clubs Seeking Reinforcements and Real Madrid Making Room for Potential Mbappe Move
With the January transfer window ticking down, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea are reportedly eyeing a potential move for Newcastle’s striker, Callum Wilson. The Magpies find themselves in a sell-to-buy situation, and The Evening Standard suggests that Wilson could be available for a tempting £18 million, catching the attention of the big six clubs in need of a center-forward.
Ten Hag’s Frustration Over Transfer Desires
Erik ten Hag, the manager at Manchester United, is facing frustration in his pursuit of former Ajax player Brian Brobbey, according to reports from The Mirror. Additionally, Ten Hag is keen on acquiring Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite. However, obstacles arise as Sir Jim Ratcliffe, new owner of Manchester United, envisions a transfers committee that includes himself, Ten Hag, Sir Dave Brailsford, new CEO Omar Berrada, and a yet-to-be-appointed sporting director. As the transfer dynamics evolve, Ten Hag may have to navigate the next couple of months with only one fit center-forward.
United’s Real Boost Amidst Mbappe Uncertainty
Should Ten Hag’s patience hold, Real Madrid’s decision to offload Vinicius Jr. might present an opportunity for Manchester United. Sport reports that Real Madrid is preparing to part ways with the Brazilian forward, opening up possibilities for Ten Hag. Meanwhile, Real Madrid eyes Kylian Mbappe, offering a contract worth £26.8 million per season. However, Mbappe’s reported demand for double that salary and a signing-on bonus of £107 million keeps his future uncertain. Carlo Ancelotti, the Real Madrid manager, has urged the club to consider re-signing Karim Benzema from Al-Ittihad.
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