Eduardo Camvinga is looking less likely to be a part of Man United’s future as the Red Devils will have to part ways with some players before any other signing can be made.
As the deadline for the transfer window draws ever closer, clubs are looking to make the necessary changes in order to improve their squads. And while some have had some clubs have had success in acquiring new additions, others haven’t been so lucky.
The acquisition of two high-profile players in Varane and Sancho was signed off quite early in the window, and there was a sense of accomplishment around Old Trafford both with the business done and how quickly the deals were agreed.
After those arrivals, however, any more new signings will be dependent on money raised from outgoings.
United, though, have not sold any first-team players this summer.
Kieran Trippier has been a long-term target, but the club are not prepared to pay the £30 million ($41m) fee Atletico Madrid are seeking. Unless a compromise can be reached, a deal before the close of the window next week seems unlikely.
The club also remain interested in 18-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, but the teenager prefers to stay in France or else a move to Spain. While a move to Old Trafford is not impossible, it does not seem likely before the transfer deadline on Tuesday.
In terms of outgoings, Andreas Pereira has joined Brazilian side Flamengo on loan for the rest of the season. It is understood they will pay a small loan fee of around £850,000 and 60 per cent of his wages, while there is an option to buy in the deal for £17m ($23m). Additionally, Axel Tuanzebe has joined Aston Villa on loan for the season.
Brandon Wiliams this week joined Norwich City on loan for the 2021-22 campaign. With the arrival of Alex Telles and the form of Luke Shaw, the 20-year-old has struggled for game time and a move to Carrow Road will help him to test his credentials at Premier League level on a more regular basis.