Manchester United and Arsenal in battle to sign Marc Gheihy

30 April 2024 - 6:06 pm

The 23-year-old has been linked with a move away from Selhurst Park for some time and Crystal Palace are now looking forward to his departure. Manchester United and Arsenal are both admirers of his and could lure him away from the Eagles for around £55m, according to The Times .

Chelsea have the right of first refusal but are unlikely to pay the fee due to financial issues and the need to balance the books. Ghey is currently sidelined due to knee surgery but is aiming to return in the coming weeks to ensure he is included in England’s Euro 2024 squad.

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Geshe has had an excellent fitness record throughout his career and will aim to prove his match fitness to be selected for the England squad for the European Championships. Regardless, he could command a big-money move from Selhurst Park as he has proven his credentials in recent years.

The centre-back has improved his pass success rate in the Premier League this season from 85% to 87%. He also lost possession less often and his interceptions and clearances were excellent. Geshe has attracted attention from Manchester United and Arsenal, but the latter may not be able to guarantee his playing time.

With William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaas at the heart of the defence, Guehi may struggle to break into head coach Mikel Arteta’s starting plans. Things could be different at Manchester United, however, with Raphael Varane looking to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Guerhy, who has Premier League experience, would be an ideal fit for the Red Devils. He could fit seamlessly into their starting plans. He has strong ball control skills and is a perfect fit for head coach Erik ten Hag’s tactical requirements.