- Manchester United wants to be competitive again at the expense of Atlético de Madrid.
The unfortunate start of the Erik Ten Hag era has raised all the alarms in the ‘ Red Devils’. After the first two defeats in the Premier League, despite the millionaire signings in this market, the Dutch coach asked, begged, to have “quality players”, implying that what he has now is insufficient to do something decent in England and Europe.
Something that is seen in the results of the last five years of the English team, which historically had been the great power of the country along with Liverpool. However, Manchester United has not raised a Premier for almost a decade. The last time was in 2013. And in this time, teams like Chelsea, Manchester City, and Liverpool have overtaken him at full speed, they are already the great footballing references in the country. But it is that in many seasons he has not even been able to compete with Arsenal or Tottenham, for example.
Hence, the club’s rectors, the Glazer family, are desperate to make team conditions. And that is splashing Atlético. It seems that there are no other clubs in which to fish because there are already four goals that Manchester United has had in this summer market.
Let us remember that a few days ago it was known that Atlético rejected an offer of around 135 million for Joao Félix. The mattress team referred to the clause of 350 million euros for the Portuguese. But before that, the English team was also interested in the situation of Matheus Cunha, who has a clause of more than 100 million euros. In this case, there was no offer, but it is still on the agenda. And in that shortlist the name of Álvaro Morata also appeared, who has been on the market all summer despite the fact that he is being the great mattress offensive reference. An issue that did not progress either.
CARRASCO, THE NEW TARGET
Now, from England, it is affirmed that the ‘ Red Devils’ have set their sights on a new rojiblanco. Atletico Madrid striker Yannick Carrasco is reportedly the latest player to catch the eye of Manchester United. The Telegraph says the 28-year-old Belgian striker is among a number of options for Erik Ten Hag. However, said information ensures that the rojiblanco team would have valued the Belgian at 30 million euros, something that, clearly, does not seem to make much sense, taking into account the role and level of the player.
Let us remember that the player was already able to go to Newcastle in the last winter market for a higher amount. He didn’t do it because he didn’t want to let Atlético down in the middle of the campaign and also because he was promised a review of his contract that the rojiblanco team will have to undertake.