There’s a new transfer rumor circulating about Manchester United. The Red Devils are reportedly going to try to secure the services of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia in 2024.
Kvaratskhelia was a newcomer to Napoli’s squad last season, recruited from an obscure club to strengthen Napoli’s attacking line.
However, unexpectedly, the Georgian national team player exploded with Napoli. He created numerous goals and assists, helping Napoli win Serie A last season.
The Daily Mail claims that Manchester United is interested in the winger. They are looking to recruit him in 2024.
According to the report, Manchester United will bring in Kvaratskhelia as a replacement for Jadon Sancho.
The winger recently had a falling out with Erik Ten Hag. He is reported to want to leave the Red Devils in 2024.
If Sancho departs, Manchester United will need a quality replacement in their wing position. Kvaratskhelia is seen as a suitable option for their team.
The same report also claims that Manchester United will encounter significant difficulties in securing Kvaratskhelia’s services.
Napoli is not willing to part ways with the winger at all. They consider it difficult to find a player who can have the same impact as Kvaratskhelia in their team.
That’s why Napoli will do everything they can to keep the player by offering him a new contract in the near future.
Manchester United is estimated to have to spend a significant amount of money to secure Kvaratskhelia’s services next year.
A fee of around €85 million will be needed to persuade Napoli to let go of the winger.
Manchester United’s journey in the 2023-2024 season has been disrupted by internal issues between the coach and the players.
The problems began with a statement from their manager, Erik ten Hag, after the match against Arsenal on matchday four of the Premier League.
Ten Hag admitted that he didn’t include Sancho in the squad against The Gunners because his performance during training was considered less impressive.
The player responded by attacking his coach on Twitter.
“Please don’t believe everything you read!” Sancho wrote.
“I won’t let people say things that are completely untrue. I’ve been training very well this week.”
“I’m sure there’s another reason for this issue that I won’t discuss. I’ve been a scapegoat for a long time, and it’s not fair!” he said.
According to reports from The Athletic, the issues with Sancho actually started before Ten Hag arrived.
In the summer of 2021, a year before Ten Hag took over at Man United, Sancho arrived at the Theatre of Dreams after being bought from Borussia Dortmund.
At that time, he was promised the number 7 jersey.
However, Manchester United ended up giving that iconic number to Cristiano Ronaldo, who arrived in a similar transfer window.
Sancho was forced to switch to the number 25 while harboring resentment because Manchester United broke their promise.
Ronaldo himself left United in the summer of 2022.
His conflict with the club led to CR7 leaving for Saudi Arabia to join Al Nassr.
If the feud with Ten Hag doesn’t get resolved, it’s not impossible for Sancho to follow Ronaldo’s footsteps and leave United.
Dortmund is reportedly willing to accommodate Sancho’s return.
The Bundesliga giant is said to be closely monitoring the progress of their former player until the January 2024 transfer window opens.
Sancho had a great experience with Dortmund.
That’s where Sancho evolved into a star player.
Recruited by Dortmund from Manchester City’s academy in 2017, the Camberwell-born player played a total of 137 games and produced 50 goals in four years.
Not stopping there, Sancho improved his statistics with 64 assists.
His best season with Dortmund occurred in 2019-2020 when he scored 20 goals and provided 20 assists in 44 appearances.
Sancho’s impressive performances in Germany made Manchester United come calling.
As a result, Sancho moved to the Red Devils in the summer of 2021.
However, after becoming a resident at Old Trafford, the 180-centimeter-tall player failed to replicate his outstanding performances from his time with Dortmund.
Sancho has only contributed 12 goals and six assists in 82 appearances with United in all competitions.