Last summer, the Ivory Coast attacker, 19, was set to join Feyenoord on loan. However, a thigh injury experienced during his final training session with Manchester United caused the transfer to fall through at the last minute.
Amad has since regained his full physical fitness. Getting into Ralf Rangnick’s plans was always going to be difficult.
More established stars, such as Anthony Martial, have gone out on loan, demonstrating the depth of talent in United’s final third. Furthermore, the appearance of Anthony Elanga has added another stumbling block in Amad’s route to first-team football.
As a result, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Amad is now expected to join Rangers on loan.
The winger is ‘already in Scotland,’ according to Romano, and his loan move is a ‘done deal’ and ‘confirmed.’
Rangers have no option or obligation to buy under the terms of the agreement, which is a simple loan deal. As Romano mentioned, this implies that Amad is still very much in United’s plans for the future.
According to the Guardian, the transfer is still subject to a medical, and Rangnick was ‘pleased’ to sanction it.
ESPN mirrored same thoughts, claiming that Amad’s departure could be followed by two more.
Lingard and Van de Beek the next to depart?
Donny Van de Beek and Jesse Lingard are rumored to be joining Martial and Amad on loan.
Rangnick is said to now believe he has enough attacking weapons at his disposal. As a result, and with the tremendously talented Elanga now firmly entrenched in Rangnick’s plans, the German is ‘open’ to two more exits.
Newcastle is still interested in Lingard, but United’s high expectations are proving difficult to meet. The Red Devils are reportedly demanding a £12 million survival fee as part of any loan deal to compensate for the fact that they would lose Lingard for free in the summer.
That is a difficult pill for Newcastle to swallow. Alternative bids from Tottenham and West Ham have previously been turned down, to to Lingard’s chagrin.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace are interested in signing Van de Beek on loan. As in Martial’s agreement with Sevilla, United wants both a loan fee and the buying club to cover 100 percent of the player’s salary.
Manchester United and Chelsea are keeping an eye on the Barcelona contract situation.
Meanwhile, Manchester United and Chelsea may be ready to capitalize after Barcelona center-back Ronald Araujo reportedly rejected the club’s opening contract offer.
Since being promoted from the club’s B squad in 2019, the 22-year-old has evolved into one of Barcelona’s top defenders. Indeed, he has surpassed veteran players Clement Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti to become Gerard Pique’s partner.
The Uruguay international’s future, on the other hand, is uncertain. His current deal is set to expire in the summer of 2023. At the moment, the club and player are no closer to reaching an agreement on new terms.
According to the Spanish newspaper Marca, Araujo has rejected the Catalan giant’s opening bid. This follows discussions between the club and his agent last week.
However, the revelation of the ambiguity has given both United and Chelsea hope that they would be able to sign Araujo.
Both teams have expressed interest in him in recent weeks, and his contract status could present the ideal opportunity to strike.