Cristiano Ronaldo to be replaced by two sensation this summer – REPORT.
If Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Manchester United during this transfer season, two forwards will take his place, according to The Telegraph.
The assertion was made by reputable writer Mike McGrath, who added that it is “increasingly likely” that the 37-year-old will leave before the window shuts.
Ajax’s Antony and PSV’s Cody Gakpo have both been the subject of numerous reports; McGrath confirmed both of them in the piece.
However, it appears improbable that the Red Devils’ management will approve both players’ signings within the next 12 days.
Yannick Carrasco of Atletico Madrid is another potential mentioned by McGrath, but he also includes two new players who have not garnered much attention elsewhere in relation to United.
The first is Anthony Gordon of Everton, who, according to McGrath, has “admirers at the club.”
Gordon has had a lot of interest from Chelsea, so McGrath’s assertion that United may also be in the running is intriguing.
Anthony Gordon is our player, and Chelsea needs him here, says Lampard. Anthony is an important player for me and has a tremendous value to the squad.
“I think of him as a major player. Definitely staying here? That’s naïve, I can’t reassure anyone,” the Everton boss continued.
Moussa Diaby of Bayer Leverkusen is The Telegraph’s second unexpected pick. With a market worth of €60 million, the 23-year-old winger is being sought by Newcastle and Arsenal and won’t be cheap to sign.
The fact that all of the forwards on United’s shortlist are wingers is another intriguing feature of McGrath’s exposé.
It seems strange that the club would close the window with four international-caliber wingers, as well as promising young players in Alejandro Garnacho, Facundo Pellistri, Amad, and Anthony Elanga, without making an effort to cover for Anthony Martial in the center forward position.
Strikers including Bologna’s Marko Arnautovic, Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic, Atletico Madrid’s Alvaro Morata and Mattheus Cunha, and Lille’s Jonathan David have also lately been connected with United but were not mentioned by McGrath.