Hey guys, it’s back to the transfer gossip column and I’ve been trying to regulate the timings to keep posting times more similar so you guys can check out the latest buzz. So let’s dive straight into the news!
Ashley Young to sign for Manchester United, Downing for Liverpool?
The Daily Mirror today have indicated that Manchester United have all but signed Ashley Young, as they have claimed that ‘Aston Villa winger Ashley Young, 25, will complete a £16m switch to Manchester United this month’. So well, have Liverpool really lost the race for the Englishman?
They are prepared to sign Young’s counterpart and compatriot Stewart Downing should they lose out on Young this summer, with The Daily Mirror claiming ‘the Midlands club will fight to hang on to Liverpool target Stewart Downing’. So that’s one transfer saga gone and done with.
Henderson to Liverpool…. for 20 MILLION?
Personally, as a Liverpool fan, I think that their pursuit for Jordan Henderson has simply gone too far. Yes, I respect that he is a good player, but I seriously don’t think that he commands a value that has resemblance to that of Suarez and perhaps the transfer valuation of someone like Luka Modric.
Apparently, a deal could be wrapped up as quickly as tomorrow, before he joins up with his under 21 teammates. The Guardian reports this transfer update.
That’s not it for Liverpool Fans
If we ever doubted the new American owners, we are getting proved horribly wrong, and they seem to be spending money like, well, as if they were Manchester City. Apparently, according to The Sun, Liverpool FC are set to table an official bid for Blackburn’s Phil Jones.
According to them, Liverpool are prepared to break the bank for the teenager, with them seeking to meet the 16 million pound release clause in his contract, if not a little bit lower through negotiations.
Arsenal and Manchester City in for Ligue 1 Player
The Daily Mail reports that there is set to be a bidding war for Ligue 1 player, Gervinho. If you haven’t heard of him, he’s playing for Lille (what do you know, same as Eden Hazard), and he has been scoring goals for fun in their title winning campaign this season.
But the Champions League won’t be a lure for the striker, with his club having already secured an automatic spot in the Champions League, so it only depends on the striker’s ambitions and his persistence to move. Apparently, Liverpool are also in the race for the striker. (yes, another one)
We got a story on the latest twist to Cesc Fabregas’ transfer saga. It involves Alcantara’s father not wanting his son being used as a make-weight for the deal.