Can Liverpool and Manchester United agree to a January deal with players who are still in the Champions League?
Manchester United might consider trading players with their 16 closest rivals.
Rumors have swirled this week about a Manchester United deal that would see Atletico Madrid ask for Anthony Martial in return for the player.
What does this mean? This deal would reduce the cost of Martial. Is Martial a way to lower the price United would pay for a star like Rodrigo De Paul, or Joao Felix?
Are Manchester United and Atletico Madrid willing to make a deal before kick-off?
According to reports, the Champions League round 16 rivals could talk about a wonderful swap deal that involved Anthony Martial. Manchester United is reportedly going to ask Atletico Madrid who they want for the Frenchman.
Martial, 26 years old, scored against Everton on October 2 but has played only 47 minutes since then due to injury. Martial, 26, is currently under contract until the 2023-24 season. He has scored 79 goals and assisted 50 times since his arrival from Monaco.
Atletico’s forward team includes Matthews Cunha and Luis Suarez as well as Angel Correa and Antoine Griezmann. It is not an aged group with Suarez (34) and Griezmann (30).
It is unclear who United would bring back under a deal such as this, given that they aren’t looking to spend millions on Felix. Diego Simeone does not intend to send Rodrigo De Paolo and Thomas Lemar away for UEFA Cup.
A purchase outright would be more sensible, but Ralph Rangnick would undoubtedly be scrutinizing Renan Lodi, Lemar, and other players.
This rumor has the beauty that it asks readers to create their own. “Who says no?” This is the scenario.
Arthur to Liverpool, PSG
Did you remember when so many people wondered if an Arthur for Miralem Pjanic transaction could be lopsided?
It turned out that neither Barcelona nor Juventus received a return on the deal.
Arthur is now in danger of being kicked out of Turin because he has not been able to get consistent Juve playing time over Weston McKennie or other players.
Marca suggests a possible swap between PSG and Mauro Icardi.
Anfield might make sense considering Klopp’s uncertain midfield position. The club was also linked to a move to bring Georginio Wijaldum back from Merseyside last month.
Arthur is a great ball-handler and can pass the ball well. Joao Moutinho and Coq may not be as sharp at their positions.