Manchester United eyes 'next Andres Iniesta' Arthur Vermeeren from Royal Antwerp
Posted : 29 September 2023
Manchester United is reportedly eyeing an 18-year-old talent, Arthur Vermeeren, often dubbed the "next Andres Iniesta," from Royal Antwerp. The Sun reveals that United faces competition from Barcelona for the young midfielder's signature.
Arthur Vermeeren has drawn comparisons to the Spanish legend Iniesta, and United's manager, Erik ten Hag, is reportedly keen on the Belgian playmaker.
The teenager, who made his first-team debut last year, has been a regular for Royal Antwerp this season, prompting Old Trafford chiefs to contact his representative for potential transfer discussions.
Arsenal's Top Priority: Brentford Striker Ivan Toney in January Transfer Window
In another transfer update, Arsenal is said to have made Brentford striker Ivan Toney their top priority for the upcoming January transfer window. The Mirror reports that Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham are all interested in Toney, but Arsenal's ambition and vision could play a crucial role in securing the deal.
Brentford is expected to demand at least £60 million for Toney, who will have only 18 months left on his contract in January. Arsenal's Financial Fair Play constraints could make this deal challenging, potentially necessitating squad balancing through sales before the end of the financial year.
Barcelona Eyes January Move for Manchester United's Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial
Barcelona is exploring the possibility of signing Manchester United's Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial in January. Sancho, who has been linked with a move away following a public disagreement with manager Erik ten Hag, and Martial, who has struggled for consistent playing time, could find an escape route to the Catalan giants.
This report, initially from Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, suggests that Barcelona's manager, Xavi, is interested in both players and anticipates that the club may receive offers for players who are out of favor with their current managers during the winter transfer window. Barcelona, due to its financial situation, is considering unconventional transfer approaches, and this includes targeting the Manchester United duo.