Man Utd willing to pay mega-money release clause to sign 17yo, Reds stalking player: report

Man Utd willing to pay mega-money release clause to sign 17yo, Reds stalking player: report
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Man United links to Ansu Fati all went quiet, until today, with the Red Devils now linked with the FC Barcelona superstar again.

It’s common knowledge that the Red Devils are looking to add some quality in the wide areas, hence the constant links to Jadon Sancho. All has since gone quiet on that front, with Ansu Fati stories now hitting the headlines.

According to Mundo Deportivo’s Monday print edition, translated via Sport Witness, United are ready to go big or go home in regards to Fati…

Their report claims that United are willing to pay the mega-money, £153m (€170m) release clause to sign the 17-year-old. At this point, the Reds are ‘stalking’ Fati ‘more than anyone’.

Fati is an extremely talented young man who Barcelona rate very highly, hence the huge release clause. However, unless that clause is met, the Catalan side will do all they can to keep ahold of Spain U21 international.

Man United move for Ansu Fati willing to pay release clause

Fair play to United for doing their due diligence and exploring other options, though I have one major problem with this report…

Why settle for second best?

So United are willing to pay £153m to sign Fati, but they’re unsure about spending the £108m asking price for Jadon Sancho? It just doesn’t make sense.

Sancho feels like the number one target, so why would United be willing to spend more to acquire one of their back-up options?

That’s not to say Fati isn’t extremely talented. Obviously, he’s destined for big things. However, this sounds like paper talk, with the story possibly pushed from Fati’s side in order to drum up interest and force Barca into handing the youngster a new contract.

In this current climate, there’s absolutely no way United, or anyone else for that matter, are spending £153m on a teenager.

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