Jadon Sancho shirt number
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho should be given Manchester United’s iconic number seven shirt if he arrives at Old Trafford.
That’s according to club legend Rio Ferdinand, who believes the England international has the ‘arrogance’ to handle the pressure of wearing the number previously worn by Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Harry Kane has been linked, but if I was going to be pushing for an attacking player, I would still go for Jadon Sancho,” Ferdinand told 606 Savage Social.
“He’s got an arrogance about him, it’s what you want on a football pitch, they’d embrace that. So yes, I’d give it [the number seven shirt] to him and put that pressure right on his shoulders!”
Fode Ballo-Toure interest
Manchester United are reportedly keen on signing Monaco left-back Fode Ballo-Toure.
Ballo-Toure, who was on the books at Paris Saint-Germain as a teenager, joined Monaco from Lille for a fee of around £10million in January 2019.
And his performances have been enough to catch the eye of United scouts, who view him as someone that can provide Luke Shaw with competition at left-back.
Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, clubs are looking at cut-price deals to bolster their squads and The Times say United could move for Ballo-Toure in the summer.
Harry Kane to Barcelona
Barcelona ‘desired’ Tottenham striker Harry Kane before switching their attentions to Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez.
The Catalan giants have been searching for a long-term replacement for Uruguayan talisman Luis Suarez, 33, since last January.
And, according to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu contacted his Tottenham counterpart Daniel Levy to discuss Kane’s availability.
However, Levy’s response is thought to have been ‘prohibitive and off-market’ with a valuation of £200million.
Erling Haaland decision
Arsenal’s pursuit of Luka Jovic has hit the rocks.
And that, according to Cadena Cope, is because Real Madrid have absolutely no interest in signing Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.
Zinedine Zidane had been tipped to replace Jovic after a poor debut campaign at the Bernabeu, where he’s managed just two goals in 24 appearances.
Arsenal were reportedly preparing an offer for the Serbia international but Cadena Cope suggest that Zidane will persevere with the 22-year-old.
Published at Tue, 19 May 2020 07:01:00 +0000