It looks like Manchester United are making a last ditch attempt to hijack a transfer from fellow Premier League side Arsenal following the latest transfer update on Gabriel Magalhaes.
Sky Sports have also backed this up by saying, ‘Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have been in touch with Gabriel’s representatives today. Lille centre back available for £22m. Arsenal favourites to sign him. Napoli trying to convince him to join them with last minute offer.’
In Ligue 1 and the Champions League last season for Lille, the defender made 30 appearances, averaging 3.3 clearances, 1.8 tackles, and 1.2 interceptions per game, via WhoScored.
Gabriel’s statistics make for impressive reading and, at the age of just 22, he could be a solid defender. Utdreport have posted the update on Twitter, but most of the Red Devils fan base are not reacting well to the news because they believe it is too little too late as Arsenal are still favourites to sign him, with one saying that Ed Woodward ‘wants to trick’ supporters into thinking they actually tried to sign the player.
Here is what they said following the news:
Manchester United have ‘come forward’ for Lille's Gabriel Magalhães
— utdreport (@utdreport) August 21, 2020
bit to late for this lads
— will tyrer (@willtyrer1) August 21, 2020
— Ché (@UtdChe) August 21, 2020
This is a lil bit confusing. Firstly we had meetings which wasn’t promising. Now we have come for him? My brain is spinning rn
— 6 (@traviemiles_) August 21, 2020
Seems too little, too late Ed just wants to trick us into thinking we were actually in on him
— Adam (@UTDapaul) August 21, 2020
Come forward and considering fc.Sign some players for crying out loud
— Kas D’Kevo (@KasKevo) August 21, 2020
Same old story
— DopeBoiii (@WilliDfwy) August 21, 2020
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