Manchester United may have been hit with a very big piece of bad news which might throw manager, Louis Van Gaal’s plans in the bin as the news. Has been made public that the Red Devils long time target Aymeric Laporte has agreed on a €47.5m move but not to Old Trafford but rather to Camp Nou with Spanish and La Liga giants FC Barcelona.
Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric has been on Manchester United radar for a very long time and they have been nursing the hope of signing the player very soon and keep believing that the player will soon come but the 21-year-old has opted to stay in Spain and rather move to FC Barcelona as he has agreed to move to Camp Nou in January for a massive €47.5 million transfer fee.
The 21-year old France international is presently rated as one of the most talented youngsters in Europe and he has been attracting intense attention and a serious bidding war in recent times from top clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United.
This must be very heavy news for Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal has he must have planned to acquire the player by January because he was actively chasing the signature of the French sensation, as he onle has Chris Smalling and midfielder Daley Blind in central defence at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile news have revelead that Manchester United also tried hard for Neymar’s signature in the summer transfer window but Barcelona did not budge.
According to Neymar’s father, “The offer reached Barcelona and the club contacted us saying they were not going to sell Neymar. They asked if we were interested, but that wasn’t the case. Barcelona are not selling, he has three years still to go on his contract. It was Manchester’s deal, but that offer is not on the table now, it has fallen through.”
Manchester United will have to look elsewhere come January for players to add to the squad as the side seriously needs addition in some departments on the field inspite of their incredible performance so far.