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REPORT – £51M Rated United Target Has Also Been ‘Offered’ To Arsenal And Liverpool

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BACK David Tully Jun 28th 2024 Manchester United transfer target Manuel Ugarte has been “offered” to two Premier League rivals, according to GiveMeSport. The website claims that Arsenal and Liverpool have also been made aware that the Uruguayan international is available this summer. Ugarte has been deemed surplus to requirements by Paris Saint-Germain boss Luis Enrique, just a year after his arrival from Sporting Lisbon. It is believed that the Ligue One champions will sanction the midfielder’s sale if they receive a bid close to the €60m (£51m) they paid for him last July. Why are United interested in buying Ugarte? The Uruguayan is widely regarded as one of the hardest-working holding midfield players in Europe and, at 23 years of age, he has yet to hit his prime. Ugarte would provide bags of energy in an area of the pitch where the Red Devils have struggled over the past twelve months. The midfielder’s arrival could lead to the departure of several players United still have an option to sign Sofyan Amrabat from Fiorentina on a permanent basis but, based on his performances on loan last season, it’s expected that the club will send the player back to Italy. There is also uncertainty over the future of Casemiro. Reports suggest that the Brazilian international could be sold to a Saudi Pro League side and it’s more than likely that Ugarte has been identified as his direct replacement. The future of Christian Eriksen is believed to be up in the air as well. The Dane did not feature on a regular basis under ten Hag last campaign and he may press for a move away from Old Trafford in order to get more first-team football. If that happens, though, United may even consider recruiting more than one midfielder over the coming days and weeks. Watch Football and Sport programmes on Shots! here David Tully David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World’s Football News Network.

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