City ready to move Messi
Spanish newspaper Marca reports that Manchester City are not yet ready to make an offer for Lionel Messi but are preparing the numbers if he were to make it known he was leaving Barcelona. They will face competition from Paris Saint-Germain for his signing, but could offer him a path to MLS after a few years, with sister club New York City FC.
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Dawson to sign for West Ham
West Ham appeared to have made a desperate signing last summer when they brought in Craig Dawson on loan from Watford, but now it looks like they got a good deal, the Daily Mail claims. The 30-year-old defender has made 15 league appearances for the club, triggering a clause which means West Ham will sign him for £ 2million as the player is in the midst of his best season in years.
Torreira wants Boca to move
The Sun report that Lucas Torreira wants to end his loan at Atletico Madrid and cut ties with Arsenal at the same time, with his father claiming the 25-year-old Uruguayan international wants to return to South America and fulfill his dream. playing life for Boca Juniors. The news comes after the player’s mother died from coronavirus.
Paper Round’s point of view: Torreira looked like a bright prospect in his debut season at Arsenal, but struggled to settle in the longer term. A loan to Atletico hasn’t done much to turn his career around and perhaps leaving Europe is a reasonable path to take, and would allow Mikel Arteta to potentially raise a few millions to improve the squad this summer.
Solskjaer could keep Lingard
Manchester United have not put a clause in their loan deal with West Ham for midfielder Jesse Lingard to make it a permanent deal, according to the Mirror. The 28-year-old England international has improved his form considerably in recent months since arriving at London Stadium on loan. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the option of keeping it for next season or using it to raise funds.
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