Manchester United have been linked to a couple of superstars in the last 24 hours, as Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger and Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos are the latest names to be mentioned alongside the Red Devils according to the latest gossip columns.
Manager Louis Van Gaal is keen to bolster his squad ahead of a big season, and bringing in players of this stature would certainly put United in good stead for a competitive 2015-16 campaign. German international Schweinsteiger has previously spoken of his admiration of the Dutchman and would seemingly be keen to link up with the Van Gaal if the opportunity arises.
A commanding presence has been lacking in the middle of the park for United and the 30-year-old would certainly fit the bill as demonstrated by the success of both his Bayern and Germany career. Due to his age, the estimated figure is only £7.5 million, which is a bargain by any stretch of the imagination.
But the potential transfer is not without its doubters. German legend Lothar Mattheus was recently reported speaking of his uncertainty regarding the move. He said in a report by ESPN FC , “Bastian has always had a style of play that puts strain on him. He has played on the top level for many years and he will have to pay for that.”
Regardless, having a player of such quality would certainly benefit the 20-time English champions especially as a return to European competition is on the horizon.
Spanish international Sergio Ramos may be the man to tighten up United’s dodgy back line according to Sky Sports. The 29-year-old centre back would add some much-needed toughness and experience to a young and leaky defensive unit, after another decent season with Spanish giant Real Madrid.
Football pundit Guillerm Ballague though doesn’t believe such a deal will take place. The La Liga expert stated, “Number one his buy-out clause is 200m euros. More importantly, Real Madrid do not want to negotiate, do not want to sell the player”.
Rumour has it though that United may enquire about a swap-deal as Madrid have been heavily linked with stopper David De Gea in the transfer saga of the summer. Whatever happens, there will be some high-profile comings and goings around Europe’s top clubs ensuring yet another exciting transfer window in a summer without huge amounts of top level football.
Ramos and schweinsteger. Would actually make us a force again. Bit of a statement. Similar to that of Liverpool’s at the moment.
— DM Punk (@BinnzyLohan89) June 22, 2015
NO to Sergio Ramos ; YES to Schweinsteiger @ManUtd
— donquixotedoflamingo (@kingdoffy) June 22, 2015
Man Utd Want Schweinsteiger and Ramos: Manchester United have lined up two World Cup winners… http://t.co/i3V689hWZ5
— ♠DanArewA (@Mistre_MaaK) June 22, 2015
— Baba Laken Madalitso (@RasMankindDiv) June 21, 2015
Ramos and Schweinsteiger to #ManU gettttt innnn! What an interesting season it would be!
— KingKunta (@DuncanPatrick98) June 22, 2015
Sky Sports talking about Schweinsteiger and Ramos going to United, would be ridiculous, but can’t see it
— chuck (@_camerondurrant) June 22, 2015
Imagine if United get Schweinsteiger and Ramos 😳
— Sam Wood (@Woody9896) June 22, 2015