Barcelona move to tie down starlet amid Arsenal interest

first_img1 Munir El Haddadi Barcelona are set to offer a new contract to wonderkid Munir El Haddadi to ward off Premier League interest.The youngster scored on his debut for the club against Elche on Sunday and is tipped to be the next superstar to emerge from Barca’s fabled ‘La Masia’ academy.Munir signed a new deal in January but this was reported to have a release clause of under £10m.That alerted a number of clubs to his availability, including Arsenal, and Barca have reacted swiftly, with El Mundo Deportivo reporting that sporting director Andoni Zubizaretta telling the 18-year-old they will offer him a substantial pay-rise.His release clause will then automatically be raised to £27.82m, a sum which should ensure he continues to develop at the Nou Camp rather than be lured elsewhere.last_img read more

Wilson to START for Man United against Palace? Red Devils’ training in pictures

first_img Click the arrow for more images of Man United’s latest session 6 6 6 Click the arrow for more images of Man United’s latest session Click the arrow for more behind the scenes images as Man United prepare for Palace at home Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal described the Red Devils’ dismal start to the season as making him feel ‘lousy’, before suggesting it could take THREE YEARS before they reach a level he is happy with.“I feel, myself, very lousy for the fans firstly, but also for the board because they have a great belief in me and my players and my staff and when you have 13 points out of 10 matches you are not doing well,” he said during his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s clash against Crystal Palace.The Dutchman has been hindered by injuries and loss of form throughout his squad, but he could opt for a new approach when the Eagles visit Old Trafford on Saturday by handing youngster James Wilson a huge opportunity to impress.With Robin van Persie struggling to consistently find the net, the 18-year-old has been tipped to play some sort of role, with suggestions that Van Gaal could even go as far as starting him.The United boss spent time during the club’s latest training session with the youngster, but was he giving him instructions ahead of his big chance?Click the arrow on the right to see more shots from United’s session. Click the arrow for more images of Man United’s latest session Click the arrow for more images of Man United’s latest session 6 Click the arrow for more images of Man United’s latest session 6 6last_img read more