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Football news – paper round: Manchester United plans to replace David de Gea by Jordan Pickford – Premier League 2018-2019 – Football



United Eye £ 60m Pickford

Manchester United are preparing to leave David de Gea. The 27-year-old is considering leaving Old Trafford as his contract talks have been stalled since the start of the season. De Gea is sought by Juventus, who can wait until the end of the contract and hire him for free, but United can be happier to bill. In turn, they spend £ 60m on Jordan Pickford, aged 24. is impressing both Everton and England.

Everton, Jordan Pickford

Everton, Jordan PickfordGetty Images

Paper Round View: Pickford impressed throughout the year, taking the first choice for Gareth Southgate. He showed at the World Cup that despite his relatively small size, he is capable of the extraordinary and is undisturbed under pressure. However, there is no doubt that it still remains a quality drop-off compared to De Gea, and other side improvements would be needed to compensate.

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City wins the race for De Jong

Manchester City seem to have beaten the competition for the signing of midfielder Frenkie de Jong from Ajax. The 21-year-old is sought by both Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona, ​​but the Sunday Mirror thinks Pep Guardiola is close to securing a £ 61 million transfer to the Ajax midfielder. City needs a substitute for Brazilian Fernandinho, who will be 34 at the end of the season.

Frenkie de Jong

Paper Round View: De Jong is one of the most promising young players in Europe, and if he settles quickly in the Premier League, he may be able to hold a place for the next decade in Etihad. He should be worried if he will be able to move immediately from the Dutch league to the rigors of the English first division, as there are many players who strive.

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Liverpool plans to sign in January

Liverpool are considering a single transfer in the January transfer window. Jurgen Klopp has been monitoring midfielder Kerem Demirbay of Hoffenheim. Demirbay was a Turkish U21 international, but changed his loyalty to Germany where he was born. Klopp is aware of his talent, having him in Borussia Dortmund in his time at the club.

Kerem Demirbay - TSG Hoffenheim

Kerem Demirbay – TSG HoffenheimGetty Images

Paper Round View: Klopp has shown, as well as the club's scout, an eye that is rapidly improving for talent across Europe, and despite spending less than Manchester City, remains in touch. By bringing Demirbay in January, he could use Demirbay to spread the pressure on his team, and allow the club to continue the fight in both the Champions League and the Premier League.

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Latest PSG showing interest in Bailly

Paris Saint-Germain became the latest club to show interest in Manchester United outfield Eric Bailly. The central defender is wanted by Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur after Jose Mourinho rejected his interest in the summer, but continued to leave him on the sidelines. Mourinho continues to see Bailly as a long-term option, and with Macos Rojo and Phll Jones fighting for fitness, he is still looking forward to keeping it.

Eric Bailly of Manchester United pursues the ball during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United at the American Express Community Stadium on August 19, 2018 in Brighton.

Eric Bailly of Manchester United pursues the ball during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United at the American Express Community Stadium on August 19, 2018 in Brighton.Eurosport

Paper Round View: Bailly has benefited from being out of the team lately, as Chris Smalling's regularly shocking performances make Bailly's comeback seem like a possible solution for the team. However, Bailly has struggled for consistency without a senior partner, and without being fit enough for a consistent series of games. PSG has Thiago Silva, who could help the 24-year-old, and Ligue Un is an easier ride for most players.

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