Manchester United have reached an agreement with Mino Raiola over the signing of Gianluigi Donnarumma as a free agent, a report claims.
According to the Spanish source TF, United have closed the signing of Gianluigi Donnarumma who has not reached an agreement with Milan to extend his stay and will head to the Premier League to embark on a new adventure.
The Red Devils will allow either David De Gea or Dean Henderson to leave the club in the summer and give a starting shirt to Donnarumma, making him the highest paid goalkeeper on the planet in the process, something Raiola was keen on.
Juventus, Bayern Munich or PSG were also chasing Donnarumma but it appears the Red Devils have won the race, or at least that’s what the debatable transfer outlet are reporting.
Donnarumma himself gave an interview with Sky on Friday in which he revealed that he is feeling calm about his renewal situation – another hint that everything is under control and there is confidence – and Sky (via MilanNews) believe he will renew too.
Anthony Martial not obeying team instructions, report claims
Anthony Martial is becoming a problem for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is failing to follow direct touchline orders from the boss, according to The MEN.
The outlet reports that Solskjaer was overheard shouting at Martial to no avail during yesterday’s limp performance against West Brom before substituting him off in the 70th minute.
‘Solskjaer had … to holler Martial ‘s name and jolt him into sprinting towards the Newcastle area when he was loitering by the halfway line,’ reporter Samuel Luckhurst claims.
‘Martial failed to keep with Daniel James when had he done so he would have met the Welshman’s drilled cross.’
Luckhurst adds that the manager later reportedly shouted ‘Some movement!’
‘Antho, move. Start moving.’
There can be some sympathy for a player who has lost his goalscoring touch, especially after such a stellar season last time out. But reports that he is unwilling to follow his manager’s instructions and that he is not applying himself on the pitch are concerning to say the least.
‘Come next year, Martial will have two years left on his deal and there would have to be a drastic transformation over the next 15 months for United not to consider cashing in. He is too flaky, turns 26 in December and is approaching six years at the club,’ Luckhurst concludes.
Unfortunately, few United fans would disagree with the journalist at this stage.