Manchester United ‘Would Be Willing To Pay’ £34m Pochettino Compensation

Argentine Still On Short-list

Mauricio Pochettino Manchester United

Manchester United are willing to pay the £34million that Tottenham Hotspur will demand in compensation for Mauricio Pochettino.

The Argentine is one of the favourites to become United’s next permanent manager when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s contract expires at the end of the season. But Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is likely to dig in his heels and demand a huge compensation fee.

However, the Evening Standard in London claims that United are willing to dig deep for the right man for the job and will meet Levy’s demands.

Levy has won a reputation for being a tough negotiator and he could make life difficult for the Red Devils by allowing the negotiations to become long and drawn out. That could mean United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward spending much of the transfer window in talks over the compensation package for a new manager and how it is paid. But it would also waste Levy’s time as he would need to appoint a successor.

Even so, Solskjaer remains favourite for the job and qualification for next season’s Champions League will put him in a strong position.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are being linked with Birmingham City striker Che Adams. The 22-year-old recently went on a run of a goal in six consecutive games and has hit 19 for the season so far.

The Daily Mirror claims United and Arsenal are both monitoring his progress.