06 Jan 2022 | 08:09
MU’s young star Dortmund is Zagadou, Atletico want Di Lorenzo, Barca’s approach to Rudiger is the main football news today, January 6.
The Sun reports, MU has just started the process of discussing with Dortmund about midfielder Dan-Axel Zagadou, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
Zagadou and Dortmund could not find a consensus on a new contract, so he was free to negotiate with any club.
MU has been interested in Zagadou since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was still leading the team. Currently, Ralf Rangnick and the Red Devils’ sports management team are still monitoring the 22-year-old French midfielder.
The MU defense needs to be refreshed. Eric Bailly is in liquidation, so the Old Trafford team wants Zagadou to increase competition in the team.
MU is considering a small fee to recruit Zagadou this January, instead of taking it for free at the end of the season.
In addition to MU, Arsenal is also said to have approached Zagadou, a central defender who has a height of 1.96 m and has a lot of potential for development.
Atletico asked to buy the EURO 2020 champion
Coach Diego Simeone is looking to the transfer market to find a new right-back for Atletico, to replace Kieran Tripper who has set a foot in Newcastle.
The priority of the current Argentine military leader is Giovanni Di Lorenzo, the star of Napoli and who won EURO 2020 with Italy.
Di Lorenzo is considered suitable for Atletico thanks to his tactical thinking trained in the Serie A environment.
This 28-year-old player plays in a variety of roles on the right side of the corridor, or takes on the position of central defender when he defends three people.
Atletico is expected to spend 25-30 million euros for Napoli to release Di Lorenzo – who has a contract until 2026.
Barca negotiate Rudiger
Spanish media revealed that Barcelona are planning to sign Antonio Rudiger for free this summer.
According to TodoFichajes, President Joan Laporta prioritizes taking the midfielder out of contract to limit the transfer budget.
Gerard Pique is old, while Clement Lenglet is not a big player. Eric Garcia and Ronald Araujo are both young. Therefore, Barca wants to turn Rudiger into the leader of the defense from next season.
Barca initially made contact with Sahr Senesie – Rudiger’s brother and agent.
The salary of 12 million euros that Rudiger asked for is very high for Barca. In return, the club does not pay a transfer fee and the salary fund is likely to be controlled if the successful liquidation of Samuel Umtiti (wage 3.9 million euros) and especially Philippe Coutinho (15.6).