Report: Man Utd willing to pay £95 million for French star and offer him £450,000 per week


Report: Man Utd willing to pay £95 million for French star and offer him £450,000 per week – originally posted on Sportslens.com

According to The Sun, Manchester United are ready to make Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann their transfer record signing by offering £95 million for his signature.
The France international will leave the Wanda Metropolitano this summer after publicly declaring he wants a new challenge, and while he is expected to move to Barcelona, the Catalans are yet to make any move.
United fancy their chances of hijacking the deal, and aren’t only willing to pay his transfer fees but will also gladly meet his £450,000-per-week wage demands.
The Red Devils are most likely to be without striker Romelu Lukaku and Griezmann’s international teammate midfielder Paul Pogba next season, and they see the 28-year-old as a huge player capable of leading manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s revolution.
Paris Saint- Germain are also keen on the Frenchman, and with United unable to offer him Champions League football next season, securing his signature could be herculean.
Sealing a marquee signing like the World Cup winner would be huge for the Old Trafford outfit, though.
With 133 goals in 257 games for Atletico, Griezmann has proven to be one of the best and most consistent finishers in the game – something United currently lack – and he definitely would boost their top-four and silverware hopes next term should he get signed.
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11 goals last season: Everton eyeing up a summer move for versatile attacker


11 goals last season: Everton eyeing up a summer move for versatile attacker – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Everton have been linked with a move for the French attacker Gregoire Defrel.
According to Corriere dello Sport (translated by SportWitness), the player is of interest to Everton and Watford.
It will be interesting to see if the Toffees make a move for the player in the coming weeks.
Defrel is up for sale and therefore it won’t be too hard agreeing to a deal for him. The 27-year-old could be a decent squad option for Marco Silva.
He managed to score 11 goals on loan at Sampdoria last season and he could be an upgrade on Calvert-Lewin and Tosun.
The asking price hasn’t been mentioned in the report but he is unlikely to cost too much. He is unwanted at Roma and the Italians will look to get rid.
A reasonable offer should be enough to get Everton their man.
Everton need attacking depth to challenge for the Europa League slots next year and someone like Defrel would be ideal.
The Frenchman is at the peak of his powers and he could make an immediate impact at Everton.
The 27-year-old can play on the right side of the attack as well and his versatility will be an added bonus for Silva.
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'Would be a dream', 'Get him signed' – Some Leicester fans react to links with €30m target


'Would be a dream', 'Get him signed' – Some Leicester fans react to links with €30m target – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Leicester City are thought to be interested in signing Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan.
According to Tuttomercatoweb (translated by SportWitness), the Foxes have joined the race to sign the Croatian winger.
Perisic has been linked with a move to the Premier League for a while now and it will be interesting to see if the transfer goes through this summer.
He could prove to be a quality addition to Brendan Rodgers’ attack. The Serie A player would be an upgrade on Demarai Gray and he could make an immediate impact at Leicester. Perisic is a top quality player who has proven himself at the international level as well.
Rodgers is clearly looking to improve his already impressive attack. Perisic would make a big difference in the short term.
The Croatian is a hardworking player and he will add pace, flair and goals to the Leicester side.
As per the report, the 30-year-old winger is available this summer for a fee of around €30m. Although that is a steep price for a player of his age, the gamble could be worth it.
Perisic could elevate Leicester to the top six level and help them secure European football next season.
It will be interesting to see where the player ends up this summer. Inter seem keen to sell and Leicester can certainly afford him.

Get him signed
— Daniel Amos (@dan4mos) June 11, 2019

What a signing this would be, shame it’s bull💩 😂 #lcfc
— Ryan Devo (@devo_lcfc) June 11, 2019

Good signing
— will rowley (@willrowley2) June 12, 2019

Mad
— Max (@ftblmax42) June 11, 2019

Rodgers is thinking forget this developing players shit, we’re going all out to challenge for the league!
— sPiCeR_8o (@sPiCeR_8o) June 11, 2019

Would be class signing but cant see it mesen
— Dan (@Reid80Dan) June 12, 2019

🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Josh Peacock (@JoshGridiron) June 11, 2019

Would be a dream
— Warren LCFC Matchworn (@LCFC_Matchworn) June 12, 2019

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'Too good to be true', 'Outstanding' – Celtic agree fee for 15-goal target, some fans react


'Too good to be true', 'Outstanding' – Celtic agree fee for 15-goal target, some fans react – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Celtic have agreed on a deal with Motherwell for David Turnbull.
The highly-rated midfielder will cost around £3m plus add-ons according to BBC.
Turnbull had a very impressive season with Motherwell and the fans will be delighted to see him at Celtic next season.
Celtic needed a goalscoring midfielder like him and he will improve Neil Lennon’s side.
The Scottish giants had a bid rejected for the 19-year-old earlier in the week but they have moved swiftly to secure his services.
Celtic missed out on John McGinn under similar circumstances last summer and it seems that they have learned their lesson this time.
The Scottish champions have agreed to pay the asking price for the midfielder who scored 15 goals last season.
Celtic will want to defend their title next year and they need reinforcements to do that. Signing someone like Turnbull is a step in the right direction.
The midfielder knows the league well and he should be able to make an immediate impact next season.
Here is how some of the Celtic fans have reacted to their latest summer signing on Twitter.

A learning curve
— Barry Hay (@barrybhoy88) June 12, 2019

1st signing of the new season. Announcing Turnbull. Hail Hail 🍀
— Fawad Javed (@fawad7jav) June 12, 2019

Surprised we’ve actually managed to secure this 👍
— Stephen McAleavy (@smcaleavy93) June 12, 2019

Will be a good player in years to come.
— Sir Ruiz Fitzgerald (@SamSmithJNR) June 12, 2019

A good move for a talented player, theres a gap in midfield if he proves himself. We are all selling clubs, all about level of club buying.
— David Porter (@dporter2379) June 12, 2019

Have we unearthed a new hun skelper? 😀👏🏻🍀🇮🇪
— Máirtín Óg (@BMTB75) June 12, 2019

2 footed 👍
— Citizen O’Kane 🎗️ (@mjnokane) June 12, 2019

Celtic actually paying the fee another club is asking for is too good to be true. Turnbull and his agent are going to walk into Lawwell’s office and he’s going to offer him £20 a week
— Aidan (@AMc88_) June 12, 2019

Turnbull is an outstanding signing for Celtic, knows the Scottish game very well for his age and is only going to get better and better training and that playing with better quality players week in week out! 3 million could be an absolute steal in the long run 🍀
— Keir Mitchell (@MithchellKeir) June 12, 2019

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'Thrilled', 'Premiership's Riquelme' – West Ham close in on £24m signing, some fans react


'Thrilled', 'Premiership's Riquelme' – West Ham close in on £24m signing, some fans react – originally posted on Sportslens.com

West Ham are close to finalising a summer move for Pablo Fornals.
The highly rated La Liga midfielder is expected to join the Hammers for a fee of around £24m.
According to Guardian, Fornals was a target for Mario Husillos, the West Ham director of football and he has moved quickly to agree on a deal with Villarreal.
The report adds that the two clubs have an agreement and the player will discuss his personal terms now.
The transfer should be completed by the end of the week.
The 23-year-old has done well in Spain and he will improve Pellegrini’s midfield next season. Fornals will add creativity and goals to the side.
The Hammers were linked with Andre Gomes as well but the Portuguese is keen on a switch to Everton. It seems West Ham have moved on from him and signed Fornals as the alternative.
It will be interesting to see how the midfielder adapts to English football now. He has the technical ability to succeed in the Premier League.
Some of the West Ham fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the report and here are some of the fan reactions from earlier.

Great signing! Thrilled. Hope Pellegrini can get the best out of him
— Svend Karlsen (@SvendKarlsen10) June 12, 2019

Lanzini is definitely off then
— Link (@dunoutereeee) June 12, 2019

I hope it’s true !
— Antoine Garrode (@AntoineGarrod) June 12, 2019

Husillos is a genius
— Tom (@Tom_W1610) June 12, 2019

Fornal about to become the premiership’s Riquelme ⚒
— ♔ RexMonday ♔ (@LordThraves) June 12, 2019

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'Yes, quality player' – Some Spurs fans seem excited about their interest in 21-goal ace


'Yes, quality player' – Some Spurs fans seem excited about their interest in 21-goal ace – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham are thought to be keeping tabs on the PSV attacker Hirving Lozano.
The Mexican had a very good season with the Dutch outfit and he could prove to be a quality addition to Pochettino’s attack.
As per CalcioNapoli24, other European clubs are looking at the player as well.
Lozano scored 21 goals for PSV last year and Spurs could use a wide forward like him. The Londoners are way too reliant on Harry Kane for goals.
The Mexican will add pace, flair and goals to Spurs’ attack. Also, his directness will suit Tottenham’s style of play.
It will be interesting to see if Tottenham make a move for him in the coming weeks.
Lozano might be tempted to make the switch if there is a reasonable offer on the table. Spurs are a much better side and they can offer him regular Champions League football as well.
Furthermore, working with a world class manager like Pochettino would help elevate his game.
Some of the Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the report. Here are some of the fan reactions from earlier.

This is the guy we should be going after.
— COYS TO THE BONE (@SaneNotTheSame) June 11, 2019

Been shouting about this guy for the last year.
— Will Morris (@SpareWill) June 11, 2019

For a long time I’ve said we should buy him. Will be well chuffed if we got him
— Punjabi Spurs (@tajbains) June 11, 2019

We need to go for a guy if this quality and the passion he plays with is infectious. Plus the Mexican fan base will be lucrative for Spurs and Mr. Levy
— Larry Otero (@Wanderer1014) June 11, 2019

Yes, quality player
— Chris P (@PolhillC83) June 11, 2019

Not only is he a great attacker but Lozano is one of the best at pressing without the ball as well. Works his socks off. If he were Brazilian he’d be going for 100m
— Tottenham Loyal (@TottenhamLoyal) June 11, 2019

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West Ham keen on 17-goal Liverpool target who will cost just €30m this summer


West Ham keen on 17-goal Liverpool target who will cost just €30m this summer – originally posted on Sportslens.com

West Ham are interested in signing the Porto striker Moussa Marega.
According to Foot Mercato, Premier League giants Liverpool are now keen on the player as well.
The Porto ace has been linked with a move away for a while and a move to West Ham would be ideal for him.
The Hammers are in desperate need of a number nine and Marega could be a star for Pellegrini.
The physically imposing forward could be the reliable goalscorer they need right now. He can also play as a target man.
Marega would be a terrific signing for the Hammers. He has the technical and physical ability to succeed in English football.
His hold up play will help bring the best out of Lanzini and Anderson. Marega has 17 goals and 10 assists for Porto this season.
The likes of Hernandez failed to deliver this past season and Arnautovic is too inconsistent. It is imperative for the Hammers to sign a better striker this summer.
Apparently the 28-year-old forward is valued at €30m. West Ham should be able to afford the asking price if they truly want him.
It will be interesting to see where he ends up this summer.
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'He's brilliant', 'Levy do it' – Some Spurs fans are excited about their 22-yr-old target


'He's brilliant', 'Levy do it' – Some Spurs fans are excited about their 22-yr-old target – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham have submitted a proposal for the Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini.
According to Italian Journalist Nicolo Schira, Arsenal are keen on the 22-year-old midfielder as well.
Pellegrini has a €30m release clause and Roma are looking to agree on a new deal with the player so that the clause can be removed.
It will be interesting to see if they manage to convince the player to commit his future to the club now. Apparently, Roma are ready to offer him the vice-captain role as well.
Spurs and Arsenal are both attractive propositions and the player might just be tempted to make the switch.
The 22-year-old can play as a central midfielder as well as an attacking midfielder. He has done well in the Champions League and Serie A this past season and it is no surprise that the Premier League duo are keen on him.
Spurs could definitely do with a quality central midfielder next season and Pellegrini’s style of play will help him adapt to Pochettino’s methods easily.
The hardworking Italian is very effective in the final third because of his final ball and his dribbling. He is also good with set pieces.
It will be interesting to see if Spurs make their move for him in the coming weeks now.

Yes he’s brilliant!!!
— Michael Clarke (@MCsneaks1) June 11, 2019

Come on Levy do it
— Nandang (@nandangh_) June 11, 2019

He’s a good player. €30M for him would be a good piece of business. At 22, it gives Poch time to improve him as well.
— Mike from Queens (@MGJohnson24) June 12, 2019

We can only hope he is as 🔥 as Coco.
— Wake Up, Cake Up, Rewind (@MarkAllanPera) June 11, 2019

Worth it for the money they want!
— Mark Grant (@MarkGra90619749) June 11, 2019

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'He would certainly do a job' – Some Celtic fans react to the reported interest in 25-yr-old


'He would certainly do a job' – Some Celtic fans react to the reported interest in 25-yr-old – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Celtic have been linked with a move for the Dinamo Zagreb defender Amir Rrahmani.
The 25-year-old could prove to be a solid addition to Neil Lennon’s side and it will be interesting to see if the Scottish giants can pull off the transfer now.
Rrahmani has done well for Zagreb this past season and it seems that his performances have attracted Celtic’s attention.
The towering centre back will not only improve Celtic’s back four, but he will also add a new dimension to their attack as well. Rrahmani is aerially dominant and he is a threat during set pieces.
If he manages to adapt to the Scottish League easily, he could be the mainstay of Celtic’s defence for years to come.
It will be interesting to see whether Celtic manage to convince the player to join.
Celtic can offer him regular European football and Rrahmani might just be tempted to make the switch this summer.
Some of the Celtic fans have already taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the physically imposing defender. Here are some of the fan reactions from earlier.

His career path suggests a pretty mediocre rise to..erm.. mediocrity.
— Celtic-Mad (@celtic_mad) June 10, 2019

A lot of red cards coming looking at his YouTube best bits
— Paul (@ptg1888) June 10, 2019

He would certainly do a job.
— Richard Wilson (@timomouse) June 10, 2019

See if we got all theese players were linked with we would have more players than fans lol
— kate dunbar (@katedunbar61) June 10, 2019

who?
— 🇮🇪Paul🍻 (@snidey_bhoy) June 10, 2019

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'Go for it', 'This is great' – Some Aston Villa fans react to links with versatile attacker


'Go for it', 'This is great' – Some Aston Villa fans react to links with versatile attacker – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Aston Villa have been linked with a move for Cordoba’s Andres Martin this summer.
According to a report from Cordopolis (translated by SportWitness), the newly promoted side are looking to bring in the versatile attacker.
Dean Smith needs to improve his attacking options before the Premier League begins and Martin would be a good signing.
The highly talented attacker can play anywhere across the front three and he impressed last season in the Spanish second tier.
Martin picked up 7 goals and 4 assists for Cordoba.
It will be interesting to see whether Aston Villa manage to agree on a deal with the Spanish side now.
Cordoba will not want to sell their prized asset just yet but Villa have the finances to pull off the transfer. Also, the fact that they are in the Premier League could give them an edge.
The player might be tempted to make the switch from Spain’s second tier to the Premier League.
It will be interesting to see where the attacker ends up this summer.
The likes of Eintracht Frankfurt, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla and Rayo Vallecano are thought to be keeping tabs on the player as well.

19 years old, 6 goals, 4 assists in La Liga 123. Good prospect
— The AVFC Faithful (@AVFCFaithful_) June 11, 2019

Nice to see Villa looking for cheap options and young talent. Much better than overspending on old players.
— jordy (@Jordy95x) June 11, 2019

This is great but please, please, please, PLEASE announce Mings 😩😩😩😩😩😩😩
— Dan | | (@danprintmaking) June 11, 2019

Sevilla, Real Madrid or Barsa want to sign him too… Good prospect indeed.
— Alejandro Ollero (@o11ero) June 11, 2019

He’s only 19, so one for the future, if it happens.
— Dan (@cratesofhippos) June 11, 2019

Go for it!!
— Espen Strand (@espenstrand) June 11, 2019

Right price. Hell yes. We need squad players and need to rebuild u23s.
— VillainInIdaho (@f3202fd95778477) June 12, 2019

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