Galatasaray are eyeing the services of Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia and Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The Turkish giants are believed to be looking to secure the services of Manchester United pair Bastian Schweinsteiger and Antonio Valencia, according to Turkish Newspapers.
The reports claim that Galatasaray are currently looking towards Lucas Leiva, but should that pursuit fail, the Turks will go for Schweinsteiger, and would also like to include Valencia into the deal.
Bastian Schweinsteiger has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford since the arrival of Jose Mourinho. Rumors were confirmed when the German was banished to train with the reserve team on his 32nd birthday.
However, the Turks may find it hard to meet Bastian’s hefty £200,000 a week wage. It is believed that the main reason that Bastian hasn’t yet left the Red Devils is due to his massive wage requirements.
Antonio Valencia was believed to be on his way out of Manchester with the arrival of Mourinho, but the 30-year-old has silenced all the speculation by showing sublime form his club during the pre-season.
Mourinho has been playing the Ecuadorian frequently during the pre-season matches. Valencia was also included in Manchester United’s starting squad against Leicester City for the FA Community Shield fixture, in which he provided the assist for Zlatan’s winning goal.
Valencia joined United back in 2009, during the same window in which they sold Cristiano Ronaldo. He cost the Reds £16 million, and even went on to wear the famous number 7 shirt for a short period of time, but couldn’t make as much of an impact as the previous suitors of the iconic shirt did.
Antonio was originally a winger, but he has now adapted him game to play as a right-back.
Such a versatile player could prove crucial to Manchester United in the upcoming season, meaning that Galatasaray will have to pay good money in order to secure his signature.