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Story Highlight: Tin Hag and De Jong meet at Old Trafford?
Manchester United can unite Erik ten Hag with Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong During the summer transfer period, reports Diario Sport.
The two were together at Ajax, and with Ten Hag looking to reform the Red Devils when he moves to Old Trafford at the end of the season, de Jong has emerged as one of United’s priorities.
Barcelona do not want to see the Netherlands international leave, although they feel he could be a key player for the club as they aim to move forward under Xavi Hernandez.
The Spanish site adds that De Jong does not want to leave the Camp Nou, but the emergence of Ten Hag and United’s financial strength could change that.
Even if the economic aspect means that Barcelona can let the midfielder go because of their own problems, they will still aim to keep De Jong, because he feels comfortable at Barcelona and believes that the club’s project on the pitch can grow.
Ten Hag has criticized the role Barcelona have given De Jong in the past and his former star can be seen to be the main man in his new midfield, with the likes of Paul Pogba And Nemanja Matic He is set to leave United.
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11.22 GMT: Christian EriksenFormer Tottenham Hotspur is one of the clubs considering signing the midfielder this summer, according to times.
Eriksen signed a short-term contract with Brentford Eriksen at the end of January, leading to an impressive return to football just seven months after suffering a cardiac arrest while competing for Denmark at Euro 2020. The Denmark international had an immediate impact, with Brentford winning five of his six matches. The club is 11 points behind the relegation zone.
His contract expires at the end of the season and Tottenham – who travel to face Brentford in the Premier League game later on Saturday – are considering re-signing the 30-year-old if one becomes available.
“I see in Brentford they sometimes play 3-5-2. Or 3-4-3,” Tottenham manager Antonio Conte, who signed Eriksen from Tottenham in January 2020, ending his six-and-a-half year stint at the club, said ahead of Saturday’s game. And at 3-5-2 he’s doing the same things he did with Inter by being their playmaker.
“When you have a player who has a great ability to improve himself and put himself at the service of the team, it is easier for the manager. And Christian is one of those types of players. I don’t remember once complaining when he was off the bench. A great player, the best person in every moment. .”
10.34 GMT: Seven of Europe’s biggest clubs are chasing a Benfica striker Darwin Nunezaccording to Diario S.
Nunez, 22, scored 25 goals in the Portuguese league this season and scored six goals in his campaign to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, including back and forth against Liverpool.
AS reports that Manchester United are leading the race, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, and Barcelona and Atletico Madrid also hopeful.
Uruguay striker Nunez is set to leave Benfica this summer and new United boss Eric Ten Hag has asked for his signature, while City are looking at him as a potential reserve option if they fail to sign Erling Haaland.
Atletico Madrid would like Nunez to replace fellow international Luis Suarez, and Barcelona see him as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski, although the club’s finances will make such a move difficult.
09.47 GMT: Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah He said the issue of signing a new contract at Anfield is not just about money as he admits he doesn’t know if a deal will be reached.
In an interview with FourFourTwo magazine, Salah, whose current deal expires in June 2023, said he is confident that he will remain at the club next season, no matter how the negotiations go.
“I don’t know, I have one year left. I think the fans know what I want, but in the contract it’s not about money at all. So I don’t know, I can’t tell you exactly. I have a year left and the fans know what I want,” Salah said.
The 29-year-old has played an important role for Liverpool this season, leading the team in scoring goals as they continue to attempt a historic hat-trick.
He added, “I’m not worried, I don’t let myself worry about something. The season isn’t over yet, so let’s finish it in the best possible way – that’s the most important thing. Then, last year, we’ll see what happens.”
09.00 GMT: Erik ten Hag says that if he had not been given “control” of transfers at Manchester United, he would not have gotten the job.
The Dutchman will take charge at Old Trafford in the summer and says negotiations with the club only ended once he got more player recruitment contributions, despite insisting he did not want to be the “sole ruler”.
He told Dutch newspaper Trouw: “I have defined requirements in advance about how I want to work.” “If they are not awarded, I will not do it. I am ultimately responsible and responsible for the results. I don’t want to be the sole ruler, I am in favor of cooperation, but transfer control is a requirement for me.”
Interim coach Ralf Rangnick said on Friday he believed Tin Hag was “the best possible coach” for United at the moment, but added that he would have to work at a team that required a major overhaul.
“I am convinced he is the best coach you can have right now,” Rangnick told a news conference on Friday. “In football you are not always on the bright side, now we are on the other side. The good thing is that it is quite clear that it is not that difficult, you don’t even need glasses to see and analyze where the problems are.
“Now it’s just about how do you solve it? For me, a few minor tweaks, a few small issues here and there and a few cosmetic things isn’t enough.
“In medicine, you could say this is an open heart operation. There are many more things to change than some small things here and some minor things there.”
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PAPER GOSSIP (by Danny Lewis)
– Sky Sports Deutschland Reports that RB Salzburg’s Ademi cream He will play for Borussia Dortmund next season. The outlet says that signing the striker is all he lacks to complete the deal, with a base transfer fee of €30m and potential €6m in add-ons, while Adeyemi will earn €6.5m per season.
Barcelona are watching RB Leipzig’s team Danny Olmobut they realize that it will be difficult to complete the transfer, as stated in Akram Connor. This is due to the club’s current financial situation, but with dynamic Olmo open to a return to the club that gave him his academic education, Barcelona are still holding out hope.
– Declan rice He rejected West Ham United’s latest offer to extend the contract and is open to leaving the London Stadium in the summer. However, with his deal not ending until 2024, Sky Sports He has noted that the Hammers are adamant that their spell won’t leave this summer. The report adds that they would be open to offloading him in 2023 if he hasn’t signed another contract by then.
– despite recent reports elsewhere, Mundo Deportivo Indicates that Barcelona will not turn into the heart of Arsenal’s defense Gabriel Magalhaes. Arsenal will want at least 40 million euros for the Brazilian – which is Blaugrana They won’t be willing to spend on a defender – so they are likely to go to Chelsea Cesar Azpilicueta.
Tottenham Hotspur watching left-back Aston Villa Travis Pattersonaccording to football inside. The 16-year-old is yet to represent Steven Gerrard’s first team, but is seen as one of the latest exciting talents to emerge from Villa’s academy and have caught the attention of Tottenham scouts with his recent performance at the under-23 level.