Sporting Lisbon offers Cristiano Ronaldo a way out of Manchester United in January – Paper Round

Sporting puts Ronaldo in motion

The Mirror reports that Sporting Lisbon is keen to sign Cristiano Ronaldo in January as Erik ten Hag refuses to bow to his bad behavior off the pitch. The 37-year-old has been looking to leave for some time and if his former club make an offer in January, United will consider offering him compensation for part of his £500,000-a-week contract.

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Paper Round’s vision: Ten Hag’s approach has been the right one, as the players who will be there longer will take them to some significantly improved performance at this point. The only problem is that if United lose Ronaldo they may not be able to provide cover in the form of a player who would fit United’s approach and be part of the roster for years to come.

Arsenal follow Isaksen

Arsenal are the last team in the running for Danish winger Gustav Isaksen, The Sun reports. The 21-year-old currently plays for FC Midtjylland in his home country and has sparked interest from other clubs in the Premier League, including West Ham and Newcastle. The newspaper reports it would accept a bid of around £17 million to secure his signature.

Paper Round’s vision: Arsenal are looking to bring in some of the world’s best young talents, and with the long-term support of Mikel Arteta, he can team up with director Edu to give them first-team opportunities to develop. All this assumes the club can better identify value in the market against fierce competition, but for now they seem to be making good progress.

PSG and Real compete for Endrick

Palmeiras’ 16-year-old striker Endrick may just be taking his first steps into professional football, but the teen continues to impress, drawing avid glances from some of the world’s richest clubs. Both Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are enthusiastic, the former offering 20 million euros for the player and Real inviting his parents to come to Spain.

Paper Round’s opinion: The transfer rules are such that Endrick can’t move to Europe until he’s 18, but that doesn’t stop any team from trying to get an advantage or an agreement now if they can. As discussed above with Arsenal looking for younger talent, football’s scouts know that an expensive youngster can ultimately prove he’s a bargain.

Valencia because Van de Beek loan

Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek continues to struggle to get a regular first team squad under Erik ten Hag, unaided by a recent injury. However, the 25-year-old has been linked with a departure this winter, with the Mail suggesting that Valencia would want to take him on loan and that Leicester City could make a £13million offer in the January transfer window.

Paper Round’s opinion: Van de Beek was one of United’s most disappointing signings in recent years, and it’s even more frustrating because it doesn’t seem to be lacking in application. He ended up on a poor team, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was apparently reluctant to use him. A loan period at Everton and the return of his former Ajax boss Ten Hag have not brought him back to his best form.

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