Manchester United round-up: Late £50m bid for Mahrez; Mourinho reveals transfer latest; Lindelof reveals frustrations
French TV station SFR Sport say that there could be a late twist in Manchester United’s summer transfer business as they say that Jose Mourinho is desperate to land Leicester City winger Riyadh Mahrez and could make a late £50 million offer for the Algerian. Mahrez submitted a transfer request earlier this summer but has not yet secured a move.
United are believed to have been pursuing a winger this summer but have not brought any players in, leaving Jose Mourinho to call upon the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to take up roles on the wing in the first few weeks of the season. Mourinho is thought to want more depth in that area of the squad.
However, the manager himself has appeared to hint that the club have concluded their transfer business as he is quoted by The Sun as saying that he is happy with his squad and does not expect another signing. He is reported to have said:
“Everyone knows I would like a fourth player and I cannot hide that because I had that in my mind. But I am happy if I am not going to have that and I don’t think I am going to have that. I was the first to tell my board not to feel any kind of pressure from me in that respect. Probably next summer, I will have to try and get a player from a position I think can make us stronger.”
United have spent big this summer, splashing cash on the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof and have got off to a superb start to the Premier League season which has seen them win their first three fixtures convincingly with 10 goals scored and none conceded to date.
Unfortunately, one of those signings has found life more difficult and that is Victor Lindelof. The Swedish central defender is yet to start a Premier League game and has spoken to an outlet in his home country, fotbollskanalen, as translated by Metro, to reveal his frustration:
“It’s clear that you always want to play. It’s tough competition with very good players. So we’ll see how it gets, but of course you always want to play. I have just got to the club. The last training week has gone very well and I feel I’m getting into it more and more.”
Lindelof is clearly realistic about his expectations though, and having joined from Benfica it could take time to adapt. With youth on his side and after a productive pre-season, he will hope that he can adapt sooner rather than later.
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