£50m Argentine on Man Utd Radar; Tottenham to Snatch Prolific Young Striker?

£50m Argentine on Man Utd Radar; Tottenham to Snatch Prolific Young Striker?


Valencia’s Argentine midfielder, Ever Banega, is reportedly pushing for a move away from the Mestalla Stadium; with the Daily Star claiming Man Utd are the favourites for his signature.

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The former Boca Juniors maestro, whose stay in Spain has been riddled with uncertainty for some time, has a reported £50m release clause; yet United could get him for around £20m, due to the player being almost at the end of his contract, and Valencia’s money worries.

David Moyes has been a fan of the 25-year-old for some time, having previously tried to bring him in when at Everton, only to be scuppered by work permit details.

A few weeks ago, Banega’s agent, Marcelo Simonian, let slip that he was looking for a new destination for his client while talking to Napoli Calcio,

Simonian said, “For Banega the situation is different. I can only say that we’re already talking with several clubs for the next market, in the next few days I will be traveling to present all the alternatives to Valencia.”

With a history of off-field issues, it remains to be seen if Utd will indeed take a chance with the Argentine; but with Moyes desperate to better his flailing midfield, we may hear more of this type of story in the coming months.

Meanwhile, Spurs are looking to sign a promising Barca youngster, according to Catalan newspaper, ‘Sport’.

Tottenham boss, Villas-Boas was said to have scouted Barca youngsters back in May, and now ‘Sport’ claims a deal has been offered for 17-year-old Paraguayan striker, Antonio Sanabria.

With Arsenal rumoured to have already taken a long look at the whizkid, Spurs want their man as soon as this coming summer; and ‘Sport’ expects proceedings to move at a quick pace.

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