Ronaldo related to the return of Sporting Lisbon
Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a return to his old club. Lisbon Sports. Spanish newspaper Marca reports that the 37-year-old striker is a free transfer and has been shipping his cars from Manchester to the Portuguese capital. It is known that Ronaldo’s mother wants her son to return to the club where he made his professional debut before moving to Manchester United.
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Paper Round’s take: Ronaldo doesn’t seem very sentimental about a lot of things, but he takes his legacy seriously. If he can earn €200m a year in Saudi Arabia, that should appeal to him, but Sporting Lisbon could offer something more tempting. It is almost certain that he would return to the Champions League next season, which would give him the opportunity to increase his account.
United wants Kim Min-jae
Manchester United are looking to sign Kim Min-jae from Napoli in the next transfer window, the Mirror reports. The 26-year-old South Korean international is available on his £38m release clause and likely means Harry Maguire’s time at Old Trafford is over. While Maguire has done well at the World Cup, Erik ten Hag is looking for reinforcements.
Paper Round Opinion: Ten Hag has correctly observed that, compared to Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez, Maguire struggles on the ball. At the World Cup he hasn’t been under serious pressure from any of the teams so far and, as a result, he has looked much better. The incorporation of the former Fenerbahce player would allow Maguire to move to a team that is happier with his qualities.
Konate mentioned with Vlahovic trade
Livepool could offer defender Ibrahima Konate, 23, to Juventus as Max Allegri looks for defensive additions to his team. The Sun think they could use Konate in a trade deal for Dusan Vlahovic as they hope to add a striker who can offer more than Darwin Nunez. The Serbian international is rumored to be unpopular in the dressing room of his new club.
Paper Round’s take: Rumors about Vlahovic have been building in recent weeks and it seems that Allegri and others would be willing to go ahead with him. As for Konate, Liverpool’s defense is not what it was and perhaps Klopp is willing to part with the player to rebalance his squad. The most concerned player must be Nunez, who has fallen off since his brilliant start in the Charity Shield.
United to make the Gakpo offer
The Mail suggests that Cody Gakpo could be in line for a January move to Manchester United with the 23-year-old PSV Eindhoven striker impressing in Qatar for the Netherlands. Erik ten Hag needs a new striker after Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure in January, and they will offer him £50m. Ten Hag and Gakpo share agents, so the hope is that the transfer will be completed quickly.
Paper Round’s take: Gakpo has been in fine World Cup form and doing well at PSV for a couple of years, but without consistent experience playing at a high level, any direct steps to the Premier League it would be a bet. However, United don’t have many options if they want to find someone in the winter as most other clubs will be looking to keep their squads intact.
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