Transfer Balls: Ronaldo will join Manchester United if Di Maria stays – but he’s leaving to make way for Gareth Bale
Transfer Balls: a look at fiction and clickbait dross presented as football fact in the mainstream press. Today the Daily Express has news that Manchester Untied are to spand £245m on Real Madrid players Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ben Jefferson has “all the latest news and transfer stories coming out of Old Trafford…”
What he doesn’t tell you is that new emerging from Old Trafford comes via an SEO man with a dog walking by the ground and the, er, Daily Express
Manchester United will look to use their share of the Premier League TV rights deal to go to war with Real Madrid.
United’s share of the £5bn broadcasting windfall will enable them to keep David De Gea out of the clutches of the Spanish giants. But the Red Devils could also look to plunder the Bernabeu outfit to bring Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo back to the Premier League with their new-found riches.
Bale and Roanldo to Manchester United! And Angel Di Maria is, says Jefferson, heading out of the club.
And as well as buying the world’s two most expensive footballers, United will spend loads more cash:
Kevin Strootman, Paul Pogba, Ilkay Gundogan and Koke are all expected to come under the microscope from scouts in the coming months as United look to rectify the problem.
But news is that Pogba will not be going to Manchester United. We read that in the Daily Express:
And is the Express sure Ronaldo is heading to United for over £100m and that Di Maria is leaving? It’s just the Express told us he was heading there for £60m and Di Maria was the bait:
But Ben Jefferson told us that Ronaldo would only return to United if the Red Devils could cough up…£300m (plus the £300,00 a week wages the Express mentioned):
And as for Ilkay Gundogan, well we read that he wants to play for Barcelona. We read it in the Express:
And United don’t want Strootman, says the Daily Express:
And Koke is doing nowhere, says the Daily Express:
So. The Daily Express says Manchester United are not buying Koke, Strootman, Pogba or Gundogan. And they are not buying Ronaldo and Bale for £245m.
Oh, and David de Gea is leaiving, say the -yep – Daily Express:
Well, so says the Daily Express…