Two contracts to buy striker Edinson Cavani and left-back Alex Telles were completed overnight, shortly after Manchester United’s (M.U) defeat to Tottenham at Old Trafford.
According to the schedule of the M.U club published, on May 5, both new players of the “Red Devils” were present in Manchester City to undergo medical checks and sign contracts. In particular, Cavani signed a contract with a term until June 2022, while Telles signed a contract until June 2025.
Cavani joins M.U on a free transfer, but will receive a “huge” salary of £ 210,000 / week, according to the Daily Mail.
And Telles, after many negotiations, at the last minute (on the night of 4.10, in England time immediately after the defeat to Tottenham) MU had to raise the purchase price of this Brazilian defender from 15.4 million to 18 million pounds to convince Porto club released people, according to Sky Sports channel.
Previously, Porto asked for the transfer fee of Telles about £ 22 million. However, the MU side succeeded in convincing the Portuguese club to accept an increased fee but not exceeding 20 million pounds as expected by the “Red Devils” and adding value added fees for the performance. .
At Old Trafford, Telles receives a salary of £ 70,000 / week. Once dubbed the “new Roberto Carlos” of Brazil, so many people expect him to help M.U strengthen the left corridor after the loopholes that cause defeat against Tottenham.
Meanwhile, the third contract is expected to help M.U regain its reputation, which is to buy attack star Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona. In the latest match Barcelona drew Sevilla 1-1 at the Nou Camp early morning 5.10 (Vietnam time), coach Ronald Koeman continued to let Ousmane Dembele sit on the bench without playing.
This move involves the transfer of Ousmane Dembele to M.U, because at the same time Barcelona officially reached an agreement with the Lyon club to buy striker Memphis Depay to replace.
Lyon side, Sports Director, Mr. Juninho answered the French press also confirmed: “We confirm that Depay has reached an agreement to move to Barcelona. He plans to go to Barcelona tomorrow (5.10), sign a contract and launch a new club.
But with another Lyon star, midfielder Houssem Aouar, Juninho said he was sure he would stay at the club. Because the deal with Arsenal officially collapsed because the two sides did not agree on the transfer fee.