Manchester United Transfer News: Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag allegedly has his sights set on free agency midfielder Adrien Rabiot of Juventus.
Loic Tanzi, a reporter for L’Equipe, claims that Ten Hag has made contacting Rabiot a top priority. Since the midfielder’s contract at the Allianz Stadium is up for renewal this summer, he may be signed by any club for free.
Rabiot, at 28 years old, was once a summer transfer target for Manchester United. The Red Devils had agreed to pay the Frenchman £15 million, but he turned down the transfer because of salary expectations.
Rabiot alluded to his November decision to remain with Juve rather than go to Old Trafford. Rabiot has been outstanding this year, as seen by his 11 goals and 4 assists in 43 appearances across all competitions. United wasn’t too bummed to lose out on his signature since they ended up signing Real Madrid’s Casemiro.
Manchester United Transfer News: Is Adrien Rabiot moving to Old Trafford?
Nonetheless, Ten Hag is looking forward to the summer to further strengthen his midfield. Scott McTominay’s future is uncertain. Newcastle United is keeping an eye on the issue.
Despite joining the team late, Lisandro Martinez has quickly become a key cog for Manchester United. The Argentine defender has made 45 total appearances for his new team across all competitions and has contributed to 20 clean sheets. He’s scored a goal as well.
The Sun believes that his stellar performance since arriving at Old Trafford has earned him new and better contract conditions. When the Red Devils presumably undergo a change in ownership this summer, Martinez will see a significant increase in his salary.
Manchester United will want to increase Martinez’s weekly salary from £120,000 to £150,000. His current contract will finish in four years. There are currently no plans to extend it.
After suffering a metatarsal fracture in early April, the Argentine’s season is over. Prior to his injury, he was a mainstay in Ten Hag’s lineup and was receiving praise for his seamless transition to English football.