Valverde plays as a winger.I actually think there might be legs in this one.
I wonder if Madrid are happy to let him go and use Tchoumeni/Camavinga instead, they currently have a midfield of Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Casemiro, Tchoumeni, Camavinga, Ceballos (lol) they can afford to let one go, Casemiro is 30 and probably the obvious one to offload and get a decent price for.
Casemiro would also get a massive payday to end his career doing the bare minimum at Utd.
They need someone, not so much for the actual team but to ease the fanbase and bring the belief back, a bit like our disastrous business of getting rid of Giroud for Lacazzete.50 million pounds for 30,5 years old player on huge wages. No resale value. De Jong would have been much better buy as he is so young still.
Surely looks like United tries to instant patch the team again. No project.
Well I can't blame Ten Hag because he needs instant performances to not get sacked soon.
Would be good business from Real, they can likely get another top prospect with that money.
Chelsea would have to pay through the nose for this wages wise. Auba's great career ambition was to play for Madrid, and live in Spain to be nearer family, so I can't imagine he's that fussed about leaving Barca to play for a coach he likes at a club that has spent a decade killing strikers.
Can't see Auba going to United with UEL and super crisis. Won't happen. He is 33 years old, he surely wants a chance at UCL.
...I hope he doesn't go to Chelsea, cause he could make the difference in their battle with us for Top 4...but I hope he doesn't go to United, as I don't want Auba to get mocked in England again.