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Manchester United’s £51m bid for starlet revealed, one reason transfer didn’t happen



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Manchester United’s £51 million bid for one starlet has been revealed after Erik ten Hag attempted to sign him last summer.

The Reds were active in the transfer market last summer, with the likes of Mason Mount, André Onana, Rasmus Højlund and Sofyan Amrabat all coming into the club.

It has been a poor season for Ten Hag’s men, however, and there have been major question marks placed over the transfer strategy since the Dutch manager came in.

Many big-money signings have yet to prove their worth at Old Trafford. Thankfully, it appears that INEOS are revamping the recruitment section of the club with additions of Jason Wilcox and Dan Ashworth.

United’s £51m bid for Xavi Simons

According to a report from Bild, as transcribed by Sport Witness, United came close to signing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Xavi Simons last summer.

Instead, the French club decided to exercise the buyback clause in the Dutchman’s contract with PSV Eindhoven and bring him back to the Parc des Princes.

Beforehand, the Reds made an effort to sign the player, with the report stating that the Old Trafford club had made a bid for Simons of around £52 million.

It was claimed that a deal had been agreed with United, however, the move did not materialise because the player didn’t want to make the switch to Erik ten Hag’s side.

Simons enjoying life in the Bundesliga

Simons himself will likely think the move was the right one, as he has excelled in the Bundesliga this term on loan.

With nine goals and 15 assists in all competitions, he could be on the radar of major European clubs if PSG do not have him in their plans next season.

The aforementioned report did not mention whether United would be among the group of clubs ready to make offers for him this summer.