This morning’s Manchester United round-up sees some big updates on Harry Kane, Joao Felix and a revelation from former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
Manchester United’s Harry Kane pursuit put on hold
The Guardian suggests Man Utd’s pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane may be on hold for the time being amid the COVID-19 financial crisis.
That deal would likely cost at least £150m and that seems too expensive for the Red Devils, with so much uncertainty and financial insecurity gripping the game, and we are likely to sign a goalscorer for cheaper than that.
Kane’s injury record will also put off clubs spending that sort of money.
We also expect Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to prioritise his transfer targets and reports certainly suggest that he will go for Borussia Dortmund sensation Jadon Sancho, as per the Evening Standard.
Manchester United to offer Joao Felix a way out of Atletico Madrid after difficult debut season in La Liga
Another player linked with a move to United is Atletico Madrid’s Felix after he endured a difficult first season in La Liga.
The 20-year-old was considered one of the world’s best youngsters prior to his whopping £113m move to Spain (via Independent), which Benfica profited from, and it seems he remains on United’s radar.
Le 10 Sport claim United’s strong connections with super agent Jorge Mendes could see the Portugal international link up with compatriot Bruno Fernandes at Old Trafford.
But surely Atletico are not ready to cash in on such a talented youngster are one year? That would be ridiculous when they won’t make any profit at the moment.
Cesc Fabregas opens up on why he never played for Manchester United
Finally, we have to cast our minds back to when Fabregas was strongly linked with a move to the Red Devils when David Moyes was in charge…
Fabregas has done a Q&A on Twitter — answering a question on why he never played for United.
“It wasn’t mean to be,” he said.
It wasn’t meant to be https://t.co/4aGFh793y0
— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) April 20, 2020
That doesn’t give much away, but Fabregas left Barcelona for Chelsea to join José Mourinho instead, a won the Premier League twice afterwards.