Spurs could deal Man Utd transfer blow as domino effect threatens to scupper key deal
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Manchester United have hit a roadblock in their gameplan to sign Sofyan Amrabat this summer, according to reports. Before they can cast out the net for the midfielder, they are looking to cash in on some senior players in order to raise important funds. However, one exit which looked certain to materialise has now taken a blow.
Fred is one of the players on Erik ten Hag’s departure list and he looked set to sign for Galatasaray after United lowered their asking price to below £13 million. The Turkish giants were reluctant to meet the original fee of £18 million, as the midfielder has less than 12 months left on his current contract and will be available for free next summer.
After signing Fred for £52 million back in 2018, United were already looking at making a loss but the bigger picture was always to add to the summer fund so the Amrabat deal could be wrapped up. Talks have now hit a standstill though and Galatasaray could be close to pulling the plug on the deal altogether.
According to an update from Fabrizio Romano, the deal ‘looks complicated’ and the Süper Lig outfit are yet to reach an agreement over bringing Fred to Rams Park for the new season. Instead, Galatasaray have shifted their attention to Tottenham Hotspur’s Tanguy Ndombéle, with discussions already taking place. The club have enquired about the Frenchman, who has lost his place in the squad and still has two years left on his contract.
This is quite the hurdle to cross for United, who would have been sure of a deal coming to fruition, especially with Fred himself being on board with the move to Turkey. Unless they can repair the link and reach an agreement, the Red Devils will need to scramble for a new suitor for the Brazilian before the transfer window slams shut.