The Manchester United tractor beam has been revved up and two South American World Cup stars find themselves this morning unable to resist the invisible force pulling them towards Old Trafford.
Red Devil-scented gossip isn’t all that’s spilling out of the rumour mill’s cooling towers, there’s some bad news for a host of Premier League clubs following the revelation that a much-chased forward is heading for Spain.
Marcus Rojo – 7/5 to be a Man Utd player on 02/09/14
Relations between the Argentine and Sporting Lisbon are in a severe state of disrepair with the versatile defender doing his utmost to engineer a move to the 20-time English champions.
The player has gone on strike while his representatives and third-party owners threaten legal action against the Leones for their refusal to sell.
Sporting aren’t backing down though, so the 1/2 about Rojo staying put is where the value lies at this stage.
Juan Cuadrado – 1/2 to be a Man Utd player on 02/09/14
Just below centre-backs (underlined three times), the word ‘wingers’ is scribbled on Louis van Gaal’s transfer wishlist and with Barcelona allegedly pulling out of the running to snare dreadlocked Colombian Cuadrado, the path is clear for the Red Devils to land one of the most popular practitioners on the market.
Los Blaugrana are 7/5 shots to prise him away from Serie A, with current club Fiorentina all the way back in 2/1 to be his wage-payers following the close of the transfer window.
Marco Reus – 4/5 to be a Atletico Madrid player on 02/09/14
Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd; you name ‘em, they want the Dortmund forward.
But all of his suitors, Premier League-based or otherwise, have lost out according to reputable Spanish journalist Juan Gato, who insists a deal has been struck between die Schwarzgelben and La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.
They’ve had to part with the painfully cheap £21m to sign one of the finest footballers in the global game, with Gata prophesising an announcement coming soon. Get on that 4/5 before it’s too late!