The Red Devils summer transfer window has certainly been an eventful one. While Romelu Lukaku is still quoted with insistence in Saudi Arabia, another Red Devil could end up there.
Yannick Carrasco Quoted in the beginning for several months: FC Barcelona, which has a priority clause, has long been the most admired edge, but Blaugrana cash crunch. Meanwhile, the Red Devils have not made the departure a priority and have resumed the season at (well) Atlético Madrid, holders and in good standing.
But another track is taking shape: one that leads to Saudi Arabia. The Saudi petrodollar has been like a siren song for European footballers this summer, and the recent formal signing of Neymar certainly isn’t going to end the trend: if a prominent name like the Brazilian and Al – I can sign Hilal, anything is possible.
According to Sacha Tavolieri, an approach would have been made by Saudi club Al Shabab, who have been very prudent in the market this summer. The Red Devils would have been offered a 3-year contract with a very attractive financial offer. Nothing has been done yet, he said, and we still have to reach an agreement with Atlético Madrid…