Transfer News : Neymar to join Real Madrid on one condition, Lionel Messi asks Barcelona to not sign transfer target and more - Transfer Roundup, 5 March 2019
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Brendan Rodgers admits he is expecting Manchester United to revive interest in Harry Maguire
Manchester United's summer pursuit of Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire was well documented. Now, the new Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers told the press that he is expecting teams to make a move for Maguire in the summer.
‘They may well come in,’
‘You always have to prepared for that moment as a club. It happens but at this moment in time, I’m thinking about the team, and making it the best that we can.
‘It doesn’t worry me. I think all you can worry about is that you make the team the very best they can be.’
Arsenal handed transfer boost in De Ligt chase
Matthijs De Ligt, the young defender who is widely admired in Europe, is tipped to make a high-profile switch in the summer. Marc Overmars, one of the two favourites to take the position vacated by Sven Mislintat, has said that he'll sign the defender if he works for a different club.
He told AS (courtesy: Sky Sports),
“For me, De Ligt can play easily on any of the six best teams in the world right now. He has the power, the mentality, the heart.
“If I worked at another club, I would like to sign him immediately."
Lionel Messi asks Barcelona to not sign Luan Candido
Lionel Messi has asked the Barcelona top brass to not spend heavily on young, relatively untested talent. As per reports, he has asked the club to not pursue Palmeiras youngster, Luan Candido, who has been dubbed the 'new Marcelo' in several quarters.
Messi believes that Juan Miranda can take over from Jordi Alba and that Candido will be surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou. Also, the 18-year-old won't come for cheaper than €8 million. Messi is not keen on more experiments after how the Emerson chapter panned out.
Neymar Jr. has an agreement with Perez; will join the Blancos on one condition
It's been quite a while since Real Madrid made their last galactic signing. The way things are going, it is high time they brought a top player to the Bernabeu. And now, according to reports in Spain, Neymar Jr. has agreed to join Real Madrid on one condition.
The former Barcelona man will move to the Spanish capital in the summer only if PSG don't win the Champions League this season. If, however, the French giants win it, he shall stay with them.