WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

08/06/2012 08:30

Papers: £3m Chilean link

The Daily Mirror reports...

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Manchester United have agreed a £3million deal to sign teenage Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez. Boss Sir Alex Ferguson has sorted out a swoop for the 18-year-old Universidad de Chile sensation which will be completed this summer. United will have to secure a 'special talent' visa for Henriquez, or else farm him out to a club in Europe on loan until he wins a senior cap. Henriquez is the rising star of Chilean football and has been on United's radar for over a year.

The same rumour also surfaces in the Daily Mail, while The Sun remains convinced that Luka Modric will be the Reds' next summer signing after Shinji Kagawa. "Fergie's Mod Rocker" is their headline for a story claiming £25million will be enough to secure Spurs' Croatian playmaker. Such a move would be endorsed by football pundit and former United youth-team player Robbie Savage. "Modric buy is crucial for Fergie" is the headline to his column in the Mirror.

More opinion in the Mirror comes from ex-Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish, who joins the throng of football folk mystified at Rio Ferdinand's absence from Euro 2012. Dalglish writes, "Ferdinand is as good a central defender as there is. He is certainly as good as any English centre-back. I feel for him if he is not going to the tournament for some reason other than football."

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