Manchester United News: If they recruit Ruben Neves and Declan Rice from Wolves and West Ham, the Red Devils could have to pay up to £250 million.
The Red Devils’ next transfer goal appears to be to bolster their midfield options. Paul Pogba is expected to leave on a free transfer at the conclusion of the season. On the other hand, Nemanja Matic will enter the final year of his contract at the end of the season.
United signed Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, and Cristiano Ronaldo last summer. However, United supporters and commentators have been clamoring for reinforcements in midfield for years.
Unfortunately, any new midfield alternative would almost certainly require Old Trafford to break the bank. It is reported that Neves and Rice have been tagged with nine-figure price tags.
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“I’m not sure if it’s Manchester United or other teams, but we have a wonderful player with us,” Wolves manager Bruno Lage said of Neves. “This season, what he’s doing is fantastic.”
“I believe that the style we play allows him to exhibit a better Ruben and that the way he plays elevates our team to a higher level.”
“However, when you have a good player like him in that exact position, who can defend and attack and is a top professional and a terrific personality, the major teams are there with £100 million to buy these kinds of players,” he says.
Neves has had another outstanding season as the Wolves’ central midfielder. Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a deal for the Portuguese international. However, United may have entered the fight for his signature.
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Meanwhile, Rice, the West Ham captain, has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for several seasons. The Englishman has established himself as one of the world’s top central defensive midfielders.
Rice has been transformed into a top-class box-to-box midfielder by David Moyes. The move has helped the Hammers in the final third.
Rice has two years left on his West Ham deal means the Hammers will be free to demand whatever sum they want. Rice is also on the radar of Chelsea and they will have to break the bank to sign their former youngster.
What did Moyes have to say about it?
When asked if Rice could be sold, Moyes told reporters, “The first thing to say is that he is not for sale. Well, if you’re interested, it’ll be north of that. Last summer, a hundred (million pounds) was a bargain.
“A hundred and fifty million dollars would be the bare minimum right now, but he is not for sale.” What I do know is that it means that only a select few clubs will consider it.”
Rice’s £150 million transfer would make him the world’s third most expensive player. United’s acute need for a new central midfielder may force them to bite the ludicrously expensive bullet.
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