Manchester United have reportedly advised Barcelona that they received’t embody their captain Harry Maguire as a part of the deal to take Frenkie de Jong to Previous Trafford. The Catalans made a daring strategy for the England worldwide as negotiations over De Jong superior over the weekend.
Maguire got here underneath assault final season as he and his Purple Devils team-mate struggled on the pitch as they exited the cup competitions within the early rounds and completed sixth within the Premier League. However United seem intent on conserving the 29-year-old at Previous Trafford.
Purple Devils chiefs may due to this fact return to the negotiation desk with names of gamers they’re prepared to sacrifice to get their deal for De Jong over the road. And Specific Sport takes a take a look at 4 swap choices United have.
Hypothesis round Marcus Rashford’s future at Previous Trafford has intensified in latest months after the 24-year-old endured a season to overlook final time round. The England worldwide regarded out of kinds underneath Ralf Rangnick and even struggled to command a beginning place at occasions.
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Rashford is one among England’s greatest skills and can be assured of touchdown a spot within the Barcelona first-team ought to he be included in a swap deal. And Rashford is arguably value as a lot as De Jong anyway. So United would barely must spend any money in the event that they have been prepared to ship their ahead in the other way.
If the departure of Rashford is an excessive amount of of a frightening prospect for United chiefs, they might as a substitute provide Barcelona Anthony Martial. The France worldwide fell down the pecking order at Previous Trafford final 12 months following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and was shipped out to Sevilla on mortgage for the second half of the marketing campaign.
The 26-year-old failed to attain a single objective in La Liga as he underwhelmed throughout his momentary transfer. And he now seems to be unlikely to win again his first-team place at Previous Trafford. So if Barca desire a versatile attacker who’s in determined want of a contemporary begin, Martial could possibly be the person for them.
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If Barcelona are solely after a centre-back, United may provide them Eric Bailly. The Ivory Coast defender signed a brand new contract at Previous Trafford final summer time however barely mustered a first-team look final season. And the 28-year-old seems to be surplus to necessities within the north west.
Bailly wouldn’t be an everyday underneath Xavi however has performed on the prime degree for an prolonged time frame and will surely present the Barca boss with a back-up possibility if he was used as a pawn within the De Jong talks.
United may provide Barcelona their goalkeeper Dean Henderson. The 25-year-old England worldwide was tipped to wrestle the No 1 jersey away from David de Gea final summer time. However he was ignored by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick all through the marketing campaign. Henderson is unlikely to wish to stick round at Previous Trafford subsequent season to be on the bench. So the shot-stopper may push membership chiefs to supply him to Barca.
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