There will be a chain reaction in United’s midfield.
United have made their move. Initially, they were hoping to sign Declan Rice (West Ham). However, they have switched to Mason Mount (Chelsea).
“Manager Eric ten Haag has told club officials that he wants to sign Mount instead of Rice, who is likely to move to Arsenal,” The Sun reported on Friday.
Mount is a ‘hot potato’ at Chelsea and his contract with the Blues ends next June. Mauricio Pochettino, who has reserved the Chelsea manager’s job, strongly wants Mount to stay. However, the player’s heart is not in Chelsea.
However, Van Gaal is not willing to pay more than £60 million for the player, as he only has one year left on his contract. At the same time that United are pursuing Mount, they have also begun to clean house.
First, Scott McTominay looks set to leave. Newcastle United are currently interested in McTominay. West Ham manager David Moyes is also hoping to sign McTominay as a replacement for Rice.
United’s ‘sore thumb’ Donny van der Beek is also parting ways with the club. The Dutchman had high hopes when Erik van der Vaart took over at Ajax this season.
However, the Dutchman was unable to turn things around. Van der Beek made just two starts and five substitute appearances in the English Premier League (EPL) this season. He has played just 164 minutes.먹튀검증
A United source told The Sun: “The club want to make Mount a United player. He can come straight into the first team and make a positive difference. They are not prepared to pay stupid money though and have set a threshold of £60m.” “Mason was attracted to the idea of being linked with many of his England teammates such as Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire. He has now clearly identified United as the club he wants to go to.”
On van der Vaart, he added: “Part of the club thought he could be turned around by Van Gaal, who got the best out of him at Ajax. But it didn’t work out that way. Van der Vaart will move on in the summer. He will probably leave the EPL and look for a second chance.”