Manchester United have made an offer worth €80m (£68.6m) for Atletico Madrid attacking midfielder Marcos Llorente, according to reports in the Spanish media.
The Spaniard has been one of Atletico’s best players since he arrived from archrivals Real Madrid just under two years ago, and the La Liga club are believed to be reluctant to sell up.
Supporters on Twitter are sceptical about the accuracy of the reporting and they think there are better options on the market than Llorente for that price tag:
Just get rice if your gonna spend 80m
— Rayyan (@UTDRayyank) March 26, 2021
Hes a good player but €80m is way more than just too much
— MR S. M. I. T. H (@SmithWhiteB) March 26, 2021
Every player being linked to United. Annoying
— BK1 (@BKITSolutions1) March 26, 2021
As usual fake news prob
— RedManc (@kr11merc) March 26, 2021
Why don’t i believe this story
— Victorkamau (@Victork89359748) March 26, 2021
No more midfielders unless they’re a solid DM pleeeeeease
— Joss 🔋 (@Joe1O_) March 26, 2021
Not bad but I’d still rather spend it on zakaria, rice or ndidi
— C💫🎒 (@CallumUtd_) March 26, 2021
€80m? Not a chance. And he isn’t what we need
— George (@George_LW5) March 26, 2021
Llorente has been in very good form this season, having scored ten goals and provided nine assists in 36 appearances, but he plays in a position which United are already well catered for.
Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek can all play in advanced midfield positions. As some fans point out, the club would be better off spending their money on more defence-minded midfielders.