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- Mar 4, 2010
Manchester United sign Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jude Bellingham
Manchester United are delighted to confirm the signings of Trent Alexander-Arnold (21, and hereby known as 'Trent' in lineups) and Jude Bellingham (16) as well as a cash windfall of £40M in a deal that sees United legend Joshua Kimmich (25) go in the other direction.
"We were preparing for Tuesday's cup game against Liverpool when the Everton manager made this offer to us out of nowhere," said United manager Damien.
"It was an incredible offer to us, and one that we felt that we couldn't turn down despite having our own problems in midfield and centre back that the absence of Kimmich will just exacerbate further.
"There is a good chance this will derail us for the rest of the season, seeing such a huge seismic shift in the team's chemistry, but in the long term I think it will be worth it. We are glad to welcome Trent and Jude to the team and wish both Kimmich and Everton's manager all the best in their future careers."
This transfer sees the first of the United players involved in 'the Messi deal' back in 2017 leave the club. The infographic below shows how the deal back then has impacted upon Spurs and United and has affected deals with other teams since.