Slow news day in Spain?
Mundo Deportivo claim Barcelona want to make a ‘beast’ signing to shock the media after a summer of free transfers and cost-cutting departures.
Paul Pogba is being mentioned as the ‘impossible dream’ because of the club’s financial situation.
Moreover, Barcelona cannot register new players until they show La Liga officials they are saving four times as much as any expenditure on those additions.
How are they going to afford Pogba?
Unlike previous years, there are not many players I would take from Barcelona to improve United – without the unrealistic suggestion of Lionel Messi – so they can offer us whoever they want in exchange because the Reds will demand a hefty transfer fee up front.
The question now for United is whether Pogba wants to sign a new contract or are we running the risk of closing the World Cup winner on a Bosman?
Real Madrid find themselves in a very similar situation but with a star player making it crystal clear he wants out.
Raphael Varane makes Manchester United decision
Meanwhile, United are trying to sign one of the top defenders in Spain, with reports suggesting Raphael Varane has decided he definitely wants to leave Real Madrid for the Premier League.
Fabrizio Romano claims he is ‘ready’ to accept United’s proposal.
Raphaël Varane and his agents confirmed to Real Madrid his desire to try a new experience in the Premier League. He’ll be respectful waiting for the club agreement – but he wants Man United. 🔴 #MUFC
Varane also confirmed to Man Utd he’d be ‘ready’ to accept their contract bid.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 19, 2021
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A swap deal that involved Pedri or Dembele would be good