United Had Bid Rejected For Spanish Player By Zagreb

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According to reports from a Croatian source Sportske Novosti, it revealed that Manchester United’s made a £24 million offer for the Spaniard player Dani Olmo that was immediately rejected by Dinamo Zagreb.

Speaking about his next step earlier this summer, Olmo said: 

“There’s talk about a lot of teams and many more rumours.

“I don’t know what is true and what isn’t. I’ve wanted to disconnect from everything and when I have the chance to speak with my agent, we’ll see.

“I’m not ruling out any team. Out of respect to everyone who is interested in me, I’m not going to say anything. You have to respect them all.”

Manchester United were only able to sign three players this summer – James Daniel, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire.

However, former Arsenal star Merson does not believe any of the signings are good enough for the club and could only describe £80m defender Maguire as ‘alright’.

He said:

“I worry for Manchester United, I don’t see any good business here,” Merson told Sky Sports. “Harry Maguire for £80m is ridiculous, ridiculous at the highest level.

“He’s alright. He’ll improve them. He ripped it up with England playing in a three, but when you play in a three at the back you do it for one reason, the defenders aren’t good enough, so you play three because you don’t trust them.

“When he plays at Leicester, they drop back, sit on the edge of the box, they defend with no space behind, the ball comes in, he heads it out and he comes out running with the ball.

“Now he’s at Man Utd, he’s playing on the halfway line, all of a sudden you’re playing against Arsenal, you’re on the halfway line and balls are going over the top for Aubameyang or for Man City going over the top for Aguero and it’s pace, pace, pace.

“I saw a lad once at Birmingham, Roger Johnson, I’m not putting him in the same breath, Maguire is a much better player, but at Birmingham he was brilliant on the edge of the box, heading balls out, blocking, brilliant.

“He went to Wolves, they played him on the half-way line and Shane Long ruined him. Ball kept going over the top, he was retired in about 10 minutes.”