Man Utd talks to sign €40m midfielder ‘progressing quickly’ – club have ‘positive feelings’ over deal

Date published: Saturday 16th July 2022 3:07 - Lewis Oldham

Man Utd target Ibrahim Sangare

According to reports, talks between Man Utd and PSV over Ibrahim Sangare are ‘progressing quickly’ ahead of the new season.

The 24-year-old made the move to PSV ahead of the 2020/21 campaign from Ligue 1 side Toulouse.

The defensive midfielder has been a key player for the French side over the past two seasons, and he has already played 24 times for the Ivory Coast.


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Sangare has gained admirers in recent months after performing well both in Ligue 1 and the Europa League.

Back in June, it was reported that Chelsea, Liverpool, Man Utd and Newcastle were all interested in him. 

Rudy Galetti has now revealed via Twitter that Man Utd and PSV are in talks over the transfer. It is said negotiations between the two clubs are ‘progressing well and quickly’.

The Dutch side want €35-40m for their midfielder this summer and there are ‘positive feelings’ that the deal will be completed.

Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand is getting more and more excited about signing Lisandro Martinez after “hearing” positive things:

Man Utd have agreed a fee in the region of £46.75m for Martinez and he will now undergo a medical in Manchester and complete the requisite visa processes.

“The more I’ve looked into him and the vibes and the stories I’m hearing and the mutterings from different people – it gets better,” Ferdinand said on his Vibe with Five YouTube channel.

“I listened to an interview with Jurrien Timber, the young player that United were looking to sign, the centre back Martinez played alongside at Ajax.

“He was saying, ‘When I’m not on my game and a bit out of concentration, Martinez always shouts at me, he always swears at me in in his language and gets me going.’

“I’ve been shouting about the character element for a long time and from what I’m hearing from various people, Timber being one of them, is that he has the character.

“He’s a leader. He [makes] demands of other people and he’s somebody who wants to get physical and very aggressive but who can also play.”

 

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