Soler Linked With Manchester United Move
Manchester United have opened talks over the signing of Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler. According to reports, negotiations have begun over a deal that could see the Spain under-21 international move to Old Trafford for a fee of around £30million.
Rumours began to emanate from Spain towards the end of last season that Soler was in United’s sights. The 20-year-old only made his debut for Valencia in December of last year. But he has been impressive this season for a side that has surged up to second place in the La Liga table and remains so far unbeaten in the league.
Reports claim that Jose Mourinho wants the deal done by the summer.
Soler has made 35 first-team appearances for Valencia scoring four goals for the club.
For all United’s interest, Soler remains cool about leaving Valencia. The Spanish side see him as one of their leaders of the future, but he has the opportunity to earn big money now with a move to Old Trafford.
Soler signed a new deal with Valencia in the summer that contains a release clause of €80million (£71.3million). United would do well to get him at £30million.
‘Five Or Six’ Years More For Zlatan
The agent of Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes the Manchester United striker can continue playing into his forties.
Ibrahimovic recently turned 36 and over the summer he signed a new one-year contract at Old Trafford. Manager Jose Mourinho believes he will be back in action by Christmas after being sidelined since April with a serious knee injury.
Whether United offer him another deal next summer is dependent on his performances once he returns, but his agent Mino Raiola insists this won’t be his final season in football.
“He has so much in himself to give – at least five or six years. I will not let him stop. He has to work for me now. I have been working for him for several years. Now it’s my turn,” Raiola told Swedish newspaper Expressen.
“My children are adults and I need money. We have agreed that he is only working for me for five years now. So we’ve turned it over to me. I get the salary and he receives a fee!”