- Jan 13, 2019
While it took a blink of an eye to sell Fellaini and Young.Every year, people in here are keep making it sounds easy.
If it was that easy selling players, why it took us 3 years to finally sell Darmian? How come we couldn't sell Rojo & Smalling that both of them had to leave on loan? Who in the world want to spend 20m each for Lingard & Pereira?
It´s difficult to foresee how the pandemic will influence the transfer marked this summer, but Lingard and Jones are exactly the kind of players many clubs would be tempted by. Both in their prime, both former international players for England. There is always a hope a club change is what is needed to get players like them back on track, and then suddenly you´ve got yourself a top player for a bargain.
Smalling, apparently, has been great for Roma this season, and he´s been linked both to Arsenal and Tottenham. United has put a 25m price tag on him - a bit too high for Roma, but maybe they would be willing to pay 15-20.
Pereira is 24 and has 72 games for a club of the size of Manchester United. Must be possible to get some money for him.
Rojo I´m not so sure about. He could have gone to Everton last fall, but he´s a 30 years old, very injury prone player, with one year left of his contract. 10m is probably too much to hope for (he has played as much as 1 game for Estudiantes, and been injured ever since...).