Manchester United fans are looking happy today in the Football Transfer Tavern as it is claimed by the Daily Mail that they are set to make a move for the man dubbed the ‘new Makelele’.
The pint sized former Chelsea star was one of the best the Premier League has ever seen; so good he even had the defensive midfield role named after him! Now Manchester United are looking for their very own heartbeat of their team and have identified Monaco’s Nampalys Mendy as the guy to do it for them.
The 20-year-old seems not to be fazed by the money on show at Monaco and despite some seriously high profile arrivals this summer including Radamel Falcao, it seems that he is still keen on leaving the club and Ligue 1 for a greater challenge – something that has shocked Monaco chiefs.
United are so keen on the young star that they are willing to spend big money on the young player who has angered his coach Claudio Ranieri with the Italian tactician claiming: “As soon as I saw him play I said here is our Makelele. I trusted him and I played him. I think he will miss out on a lot but it is his life not mine.”
Given that Monaco are interested in making a move for Nani, a swap deal plus cash could well be on the cards for the two clubs.
Will Mendy become United’s second summer capture after Guillermo Varela? Rate this rumour below.
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