Man Utd 'make offer' for Mexican midfielder as club 'yet to tie down' star WSL forward to new deal

Leah Galton is 'yet to be offered' a new deal with Manchester United. Cr. Getty Images.Leah Galton is 'yet to be offered' a new deal with Manchester United. Cr. Getty Images.
Leah Galton is 'yet to be offered' a new deal with Manchester United. Cr. Getty Images. | Getty Images
Manchester United are reportedly leading the race to sign a star Mexican midfielder ahead of January's WSL transfer window.

Manchester United are leading to race to sign Mexican midfielder Lizbeth Jacqueline Ovalle according to reports.

A recent report from journalist Diego Armando Medina claimed that the 24-times capped Tigres star has received 'several offers' but that Marc Skinner's side have put forward the best proposal ahead of the January window.

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The 24-year-old has scored six times for her national team and has won the Liga MX Femenil numerous time with Tigres. Ovalle is seen as one of her country's most exciting talents having first rose to prominence in 2018 when she won the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup goal of the tournament.

Ovalle is currently tied to a contract with Tigres until the summer of 2025, however Manchester United are reported to be willing to prepare a bid for the player and would also offer her a salary increase.

Elsewhere, MailSport claim that key forward Leah Galton is 'yet to be offered' a new deal by the club despite being one of Marc Skinner's key players.

The club's joint top scorer last season will see her contract come to an end in the summer and that has altered other clubs to the player, with Galton said to have several admirers.

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While United to have an option to extend her contract by an extra year, the club are yet to enter into discussions on a new contract despite the forward being keen to extend her time at the club.

There is also no update on the contract of Lionesses goalkeeper Mary Earps who won the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year award earlier in the week. Earps, 30, received strong interest from with WSL rivals Arsenal in the summer and while it is thought United made tying her down to a new deal a priority, there has been no update.

Skinner side's currently occupy fourth position in the WSL after an indifferent start to the campaign saw them fall seven points behind champions Chelsea after just eight games.

United are not back in action until December 10 when they travel to Tottenham Hotspur following this weekend's international break.

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