JUST A DIFFERENT FRENCHMAN
With United deciding against going for Antoine Griezmann after news of Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban flickered in, the club already made an initial move to sign Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette. A £50m move has been mooted. Lacazette is intent on leaving Lyon and with his ‘dream’ move to Atletico collapsing, United could swoop in. He has had a prolific season for the French club, scoring a remarkable 37 goals in 45 matches in all competitions.
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has refused to rule out a move to China in the future. The Belgian is one of Jose’s favorites and had an impressive end to the campaign. He even captained the side in the match against Sunderland. When asked about a potential move to China, Fellaini said: “In China? Why not? I’m now Manchester United player, but I do not rule out such a transfer in the future.”
The possibility of Fellaini leaving is as low as it ever has been and the player even signed a one-year extension back in January.
CLOSER AND CLOSER
Manchester United and Inter Milan have ‘agreed’ to a £52m fee for the transfer of Ivan Perisic. The player’s camp and United are believed to be on the same page in the negotiation of personal terms with a few details left to be sorted out. The transfer is expected to be completed soon, barring a huge U-turn by United. The signing has become ever so important after missing out on Griezmann’s signing due to the Court of Arbitration for Sports ruling.
CAPTAIN MARVEL’S ADVICE
Bryan Robson has urged Marcus Rashford to step up and become a 20 goal a season striker. Robson believes that the youngster has the ability to lead the line next season and relieve the pressure off the midfielder. Robson has also tipped Anthony Martial to enjoy a successful campaign in 17-18 after an underwhelming run out last time around. He said: They need to be just a little bit more clinical with their goalscoring. The young lads – especially Rashford and Martial – will improve because they’ll be another year older with more experience. For Marcus, he’s scored loads of goals at every level he has gone into. When he first came in he was brilliant. But young lads do that. They have a bit of a dip. He has done well but he can do better. “We know Marcus is there but now we want him to go to the next step. His and Anthony’s aim should be to get over 20 goals next season.”
PREMIER LEAGUE PRIZE MONEY REVEALED
Manchester United pocketed a sweet £141m for finishing 6th. It is just £10m behind Champions Chelsea and surprisingly more than what Arsenal got.