Man Utd Beat Liverpool & Spurs To Signature Of £15m Swiss Attacker
Manchester United have won the race to sign Liverpool and Tottenham target Breel Embolo with the Swiss attacker set to arrive in a £15m deal for Basel
The opening of the summer transfer window is fast approaching so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are closing-in on a deal for Breel Embolo….
Manchester United have reportedly won the race to sign Liverpool and Tottenham target Breel Embolo with the Swiss attacker set to arrive in a £15m deal for Basel this summer, according to the Mirror.
Embolo has been with Basel his entire career and has progressed through the youth ranks to become one of the most sought-after youngsters in European football since breaking in to their first team in 2014.
The 19-year-old has scored an impressive 30 goals in his 86 first team appearances so far and is being tipped to have an impact at Euro 2016 having been selected in the Switzerland squad.
Embolo’s potential has also caught the attention of several clubs throughout Europe with the Mirror claiming that Man Utd, Liverpool and Tottenham all want to lure the youngster to the Premier League while Borussia Dortmund and newly-promoted Red Bull Leipzig are among the clubs showing a keen interest from the Bundesliga.
The newspaper saying that Red Bull Leipzip launched a £15m bid to land Embolo but were forced to withdraw their interest after reportedly being told that he was already bound for Old Trafford.
According to the report, United have tempted Embolo to Manchester after putting a lucrative deal worth £4.6m contract on the table and are now in talks with Basel to secure a deal as soon as Switzerland’s participation at Euro 2016 is over.
United have recently splashed big money on the signing of Villarreal defender Eric Bailly and Jose Mourinho is expected to be extremely busy this summer rebuilding the squad he was left behind by Louis van Gaal, and it looks as though Embolo is going to be the next through the door.
The ‘Special One’ could certainly do with more creativity in the final third as United only managed 49 league goals last season and Embolo is capable of playing anywhere across the front three positions so he’d give Mourinho plenty of options if he does end up making the move to Old Trafford.
However, until the deal is signed, the door remains open for the likes of Spurs and Liverpool to swoop in and hijack United’s supposed deal and Embolo would be an exciting signing for any of the English clubs reportedly in the running.
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