Emery ready to hijack Man United move for Boateng? Iomie
So there has been some rumours emerge that we are going to make a summer move for Manchester United bound Jerome Boateng.
The German International not only endured a poor World Cup, he also put in a number of poor performances for Bayern last season and showed his frailties at the back, which have only been covered up by the fact he plays in such an easy League.
But that has not stopped Jose Mourinho from showing an interest in trying to get a deal done, after he missed out on top targets Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld and Yerry Mina, he has been left with no alternative.
However, Kicker report Unai Emery is now ready to swoop in and offer Bayern £44 million to bring him to the Emirates, as he is still in the market for a new centre-back, with Laurent Koscielny injured until the new year, Per Mertesacker having retired and Calum Chambers set to join Fulham.
It would be a strange decision to make a move for Boateng considering he is nowhere near the level he was three or four years ago, especially since his pace has gone.
But then again how can we be surprised? Emery has already thrown up a few shocks this summer and allowing a talented young defender like Chambers to go out on-loan after claiming he was going to be part of the squad this season.
Remember when he said this? “I’m delighted Calum has extended his stay with us. He played an important role last season and will be part of my plans this season,” Emery said on the Arsenal website.
What was the point in handing Chambers a four year deal and then letting him leave on loan, to then spend £44 million on a has been?
If Emery wants to do a smart summer deal then he needs to offer £44 million for Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld, a guy in his prime that is as solid as they come in the Premier League.
If Emery DOES indeed make a move to land Boateng and hijack United’s move, then it would undo all his great summer business as the German would be a passenger rather than a player that could add something to the back-line.