Manchester United are not a club known to face failure in matches or in the transfer markets in world football, but such has been their luck and position since the exit of Sir Alex Ferguson, that succeeding in these areas has become a task that needs a bit of extra effort to be achieved.
Yet again, at the moment, time seems to be their enemy in the transfer market as another of their potential targets gets prepared to sign for another club. United target Gondola Guedes looks all set to put pen to paper for French side Paris Saint-Germain if reports from talksport are to be believed.
The player has been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo by locals, and is claimed to be the next big thing to emerge out of their footballing nation.
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The English club was almost ready to sign the player on Sunday, but according to latest reports, Guedes will be joining PSG after holding talks with club’s footballing director Patrick Kluivert.
The director has been in Portugal in the days gone by recently, and has managed to convince the youngster to join the Ligue 1 outfit to help them become the Champions of France once again. With lesser competition, lesser pressure and lesser history of legends, it might be a sensible move for the player to make.
However, the boots of Zlatan are not easy to fill for anyone, and if the club does pay £25m for the player in order to make him the leading central striker alongside hitman Edison Cavani, Guedes will have to repay that sum with goals and performances, and do so quickly.