Barcelona harrassed Man United into chasing ‘rejects’ like Rabiot
- Fabrizio Romano has revealed that any deal for France international Rabiot is completed off.
- Man United’s obsession with Frenkie de Jong has been costly. They have been pursuing the Netherlands midfielder for the duration of the transfer window but are no closer
The last-minute rush to secure a midfielder signing for Man United is agitating United’s fans and presumable not happy for the club’s chase for Andrien Rabiot of Juventus.
The Old Trafford club is coming to terms with the failure to secure Frenkie De Jong from Barcelona, a key player highlighted by Erik Ten Hag when he arrived in Manchester.
But with no close deal in particular Man United is forced to cast nets on other midfielders in a bid to build a midfield that has been overrun almost the entire 2021/22 season.
Barcelona played Manchester United for fools and it is clear that a deal at this remains difficult, the player has been consistent saying that he wants to remain in his dream club Barcelona and that he was very happy at Camp Nou..
Football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has revealed that with Man United’s search for midfielder negotiations between Rabiot and United have not been successful and such a deal will not go through.
When Man United first started discussing Rabiot as a possible option this summer, though, they would have known exactly what they were getting.
The midfielder and his entourage, including mother Veronique Rabiot, who acts as his agent, have long been known to be impossible to work with, and the very fact that the Premier League club had to waste time and energy on such a deal is indicative of where they are at present.
With just a couple of weeks left in the transfer window, Erik ten Hag’s side sits at three new signings: Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, and Lisandro Martinez.
Worse, that is three more than the number of Premier League points they have after two matches.
And they have no one to blame but themselves for this predicament, in which it looks increasingly difficult for them to complete the type of moves they want to be competitive.
Barcelona bullied Man United
The Obsession of Frenkie De Jong is finally costing Man United. They have been pursuing the Netherlands midfielder for the duration of the transfer window but are no closer to signing the Barcelona star.
The whole situation has been played out on Barcelona’s terms, with the Catalan side bullying Man United into a subservient role in the deal.
With barely a fortnight left in the transfer window, though, Man United are now being forced to beg for scraps, going to mercenaries like Rabiot and trying, somehow, to do an acceptable deal.
Everyone knows that United are now desperate: who can blame them for trying to get the best deal possible at a club that no longer looks like an attractive destination?
Man United has only themselves to blame for Rabiot’s huge demands.