A Manchester United target who has been tracked for a long time is definitely going to be moving this January.
The Red Devils are in a malaise at current, having lost again at the weekend, this time to Bournemouth. Manager Erik ten Hag's job is under threat now, with Bayern Munich and Liverpool in the next two fixtures looking like pivotal games for the Dutchman.
With plenty of talk about transfer targets come January, however, there could be a straightforward deal to be done by Manchester United for a Brazilian superstar who now looks destined to move.
The historic Serie A giants have endured a nightmare campaign and will be letting go of the superstar forward, with a European move beckoning – and despite Arsenal being linked with the attacker, the Gunners aren't close to agreeing anything.
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“Marcos Leonardo will leave Santos in 2024 for sure, there’s no doubt and it’s not even about the club’s recent relegation; they already decided that months ago,” Romano confirmed.
“There are many links, every week Leonardo is linked with five or six clubs but it’s still at the early stages with agents meeting clubs. There’s nothing concrete or close with Arsenal so far, despite speculation.”
The last player that United last signed straight from South America was Facundo Pellistri.
Leonardo is worth €25 million, according to Transfermarkt.
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