Reason why Real Madrid won't sign Hazard revealed, Manchester United’s Lukaku could be signed by La Liga club and more Premier League transfer news: February 12 2019
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Burnley man linked to Leeds United
Former Leeds United star Stephen Warnock has suggested that Aaron Lennon would be a great signing for Marcelo Bielsa’s side. The Burnley man has been linked with the second-placed side of the Championship and Warnock has vouched for the move.
According to him, Leeds being a former club of Lennon makes him already accustomed to the culture at Elland Road. He also added that the presence of the former Spurs star will add experience to the side and could also be a great mentor to the youngsters.
“It’s his old club, so he’ll know the area very well and he’ll know the club very well too,” Warnock said.
“He would bring a lot of experience to the team, and when you look at the young players coming through, the amount they can learn from him will be incredible.”
He, however, isn’t sure of how the Englishman would fit in the team as Leeds’ future for next season isn’t known yet.
“It’s difficult to say how he’d fit into this team at this moment of time, however, as we don’t know if they are going to be in the Premier League, we don’t know if they are going to still be in the Championship, and we don’t even know if he’s going to move there.”
Spurs to sign Ivan Perisic
Ivan Perisic has been linked with two Premier League clubs in the last year. The first among them is Manchester United as Jose Mourinho wanted him to come to the Old Trafford.
More recently in the January transfer window, the Gunners were touted to sign him. However, that deal didn’t come to fruition because, according to reports, Perisic rejected a move as he favours joining Tottenham instead.
The report also claims that the Lilywhites are willing to add Moussa Sissoko or Serge Aurier in a swap deal to bring the Croat.
Madrid want Lukaku
According to reports in Spain, Real Madrid are eying a move for Romelu Lukaku in the summer. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is going about quietly for this deal as he doesn’t want other clubs to know and, as a result, increase the competition and price for the player.
It is being claimed that Lukaku is looking to leave the Theatre of Dreams in the summer and his agents have offered him to Madrid, who are pondering on signing him but have a big list to choose from.
RB Leipzig defender’s agent speaks
Manchester United were close to signing RB Leipzig youngster Dayot Upamecano but couldn’t do so because the Red Devils backed out on some promises that they made.
According to his agent Thierry Martinez, an intermediary met them and informed them of the project and what the player was supposed to get. However, since he is a youngster, Martinez couldn’t agree to the deal and backed out as a result.
“An intermediary met with us, but between the project she presented us and what was actually going to happen,” he said.
“A flat was promised, but that changed to a host family with only six return trips for his parents. When you uproot a player at such a young age, that isn’t enough. I wanted Dayot to have a stable emotional balance off the pitch.”
Madrid might not sign Eden Hazard
The word around the campfire is usually of Eden Hazard joining Real Madrid in the summer as his deal with Chelsea ends in 2020. However, there is a chance that the Belgian might just not end up at his dream club.
According to reports from Spain, the Galacticos have made Neymar their first priority for the summer and will not sign Eden Hazard, should they successfully poach the former Barcelona player to the Santiago Bernabeu.
And if that happens, Hazard might sign an extension and stay on with Chelsea.