Man Utd may be about to make a controversial 45 million star signing to replace Alejandro Garnacho as the star near exit.
Manchester United has been connected with former Manchester City sensation Leroy Sane, who could leave the club on loan. The 18-year-old is one of United’s brightest prospects and will be looking to make his debut against Brighton on Sunday. However, considering his youth, Erik ten Hag may approve a temporary leave in order to improve his prospects of cracking the first team.
Garnacho, a youthful talent, is coveted, according to The Mirror.
United has apparently been ‘bombarded’ with loan bids for the Argentine, who is expected to be a wildcard pick for next year’s World Cup in Qatar.
More than 20 clubs are reportedly interested in signing the kid, whose double helped the Red Devils win the FA Youth Cup at the end of last season.
Clubs from England, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Scotland are all interested in a short-term deal.
Ten Hag, United’s new manager, is considering loaning Garnacho out to improve his chances of cracking the first squad in the future.
As his players struggle to adapt to his rigorous techniques, the Dutchman is said to be pondering ‘if the setting is ideal for Garnacho to succeed.’
Eugenio Ascari, Garnacho’s agent, met with the club last week to discuss a possible exit.
While United has yet to make a definitive choice on their latest wunderkind, it seems to reason that he would go to gain valuable first-team experience.
And, at a time when Garnacho’s short-term future is uncertain, the Red Devils have been linked with a move for Sane.
Many people predicted that when the German international transferred to Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window of 2020, he’d be a tremendous hit at the Allianz Arena.
But things haven’t quite gone as planned.
The 26-year-old hasn’t pushed Bayern to a new level and has gone in and out of favor with both Julian Nagelsmann and Hansi Flick throughout his tenure in Germany.
And, if United were able to get Sane, it would be a contentious signing given his history with City.
Few athletes play for both clubs throughout their careers. Of course, there have been outliers, such as Denis Law, Owen Hargreaves, and Carlos Tevez.
However, the fact that only eight people have performed on both sides of the split demonstrates how uncommon it is.
Sane was an important player for City when Pep Guardiola took over.
Guardiola didn’t want to let the forward go, but he couldn’t stop the former Schalke star from returning to the Bundesliga two years ago.
During his time at the Etihad, Sane won two league titles.
And he’s since won two more with Bayern, who could let him go now that Sadio Mane has arrived from Liverpool.
Given his previous experience in the Premier League, United believes Sane will have no trouble adjusting to life back in the top division.
And whether or not this contentious transfer takes place remains to be seen, with Ten Hag desperate to improve his frontline before the transfer window closes on September 1.
Meanwhile, Manchester United goalkeeper Tom Heaton waxed lyrical about Garnacho following his impressive performance against Rayo Vallecano last weekend.
When asked if fans should be pleased about the young players, he replied, “Yes, I think so, plenty of opportunities today.”
“I believe that when you get a chance at a club, especially in pre-season, you want to impress.”
“I’m sure some of those youngsters will move out on loan to continue their growth, but there are opportunities to impress and attempt to take them.”
“This club has been established on the idea that if you’re good enough and doing it on the turf, you’ll get the chance.”
“I think there were a few really good performances today.” Garnacho was superb down the left side, in my opinion.
“So yeah, nice for him to get a decent run-out, I’m sure the manager is impressed with him among others, there were plenty of good performances but it’s just taking the opportunity when it comes to the young lads,” says the manager.