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The return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Man Utd appears to have already had a knock-on effect after Leeds were revealed to be closing in on a Red Devils striker.
Man udd pulled out a big coup when he apparently snatched Ronaldo out from under Man City’s nose. The Portuguese icon is guaranteed to be a regular starter and is expected to play the central attacking role.
The club’s forward ranks were already swollen with a host of exciting talents. Mason Greenwood has been in imperial form so far this season, but Ronaldo’s arrival is likely to push him back on the flanks.
Man Utd were willing to discharge a winger, even if that deal fell through at eleven o’clock. Now, according to reliable source Fabrizio Romano, another striker is facing an exit.
Romano tweeted Leeds Utd are in ‘advanced conversations’ to sign Welsh flyer Daniel James on a ‘permanent deal’.
Discussions are described as ‘ongoing’ regarding several aspects of the deal, including personal terms.
Leeds were one of a quartet of Premier League clubs reportedly in the mix for James in today’s Paper Talk.
James, 23, almost signed for the Yorkshire club in the window before joining Man Utd. James actually came so close that he was even in the picture in possession of a Leeds Utd jersey.
Marcelo Bielsa has often been reported to have maintained an affinity for James. His all-action style seems to fit well with what the Argentine demands of his broad men.
Leeds had been linked with Club Brugge’s Noa Lang in the post. However, Romano declared any notion that the Dutchman was close to moving to Elland Road to be ‘fake’ news.
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Meanwhile, the future of an Arsenal future will come under the microscope after he appeared on the radar of a site whose dealings with Man Utd collapsed, according to a report.
With Ronaldo’s return another obstacle on the road to regular first team football, Man Utd agreed to send Amad Diallo on loan to Feyenoord.
However, it came to light the agreement had collapsed after Diallo sustained an untimely injury in his last training.
Via their official website, the red devils revealed that Diallo had ‘sustained a thigh muscle injury during training and is likely to be out for six weeks.’ They also confirmed that the 19-year-old will now stay at the club.
Now, according to the subway, Arsenal attack Reiss nelson is the new player they have identified to take Diallo’s place. The newspaper states that the Dutch side has ‘turned its attention’ to signing the 21-year-old.
Nelson has been a bit-shared player since making his debut on the first team in 2017. As such, the article claims he is ‘eager’ for the potential shift. The proposed step would be a seasonal loan agreement.
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