Real Madrid Responds To Manchester United’s Bid For Their Star Player
Real Madrid has allegedly rejected a €60 million deal from Manchester United in their pursuit of Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde.
According to a report by the Catalan newspaper El Nacional, Federico Valverde seems poised to remain at Real Madrid for the foreseeable future. The Spanish giants have rejected a €60 million bid from Manchester United, even though Florentino Perez was contemplating accepting the deal.
Since joining Real Madrid from Penarol in July 2016, Federico Valverde has made significant strides in his career. Real Madrid’s Uruguayan midfielder has established himself as a valuable part of the first-team squad even though he is still not their first-choice option in the midfield position.
So far, the 23-year-old has featured in 125 matches for Real Madrid. Thus, scoring six goals and providing seven assists in the process. The achievements of Valverde have helped him establish himself as a regular for the Uruguayan national team. Additionally, he is on the target list of several European powerhouses, including Manchester United.
Manchester United’s interest in signing him arises as a result of the uncertainty surrounding the Pogba’s long-term future. In the last six months of his contract with the Premier League side, the Frenchman seems to be on his way out of Old Trafford as a free agent.
What’s next for Valverde?
Manchester United wants to buy a midfielder due to Paul Pogba’s uncertain future. Furthermore, even though Valverde will not be a direct replacement for the 2018 FIFA World Cup champion. However, he will provide Manchester United with some much-needed stability in the centre of the field. As a result, the Valverde is in the interest list Red Devils.
According to reports, the English giants have filed a proposal worth around €60 million to Real Madrid to recruit Valverde. Florentino Perez wanted to accept Manchester United’s offer. However, he has been forced to reject it since Carlo Ancelotti has deemed the 23-year-old crucial to his team.
At this point, it seems as if Valverde will not be leaving Real Madrid anytime soon. Even a bid over €60 million is unlikely to persuade the Real Madrid manager to accept his departure. To replace the 23-year-old, Manchester United will need to find suitable replacements. James Ward-Prowse is among the midfielders who have recently come on their radar.