MANCHESTER UNITED are interested in signing Matteo Guendouzi from Arsenal, according to reports.
It is claimed that the 21-year-old has informed Gunners bosses that he would like to leave the Emirates this summer, because he doesn’t feel “trusted” by manager Mikel Arteta.
The Frenchman has been thrust into the spotlight this week, following his antics in the 2-1 defeat to Brighton last Saturday.
But despite this recent notoriety, Guendouzi has only started four of 12 league games since Arteta took charge – having been deployed from the beginning in all 13 matches prior to Unai Emery’s November dismissal.
The midfielder is now believed to be unhappy after being dropped for Thursday’s 2-0 win over Southampton, and has drawn the interest of a number of Europe’s top clubs.
Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are thought to be keen on the France Under-21 international.
And according to L’Equipe, Manchester United are also eager to swoop for his signature.
Guendouzi appeared to lose his head at the Amex last weekend, lashing out at Neal Maupay following Bernd Leno’s injury, before grabbing his compatriot by the throat.
It then also emerged that he had been making unsavoury taunts at the Seagulls players over their comparative salaries.
This behaviour is nothing new for the fiery youngster, having been left with egg on his face at Vicarage Road earlier this season.
He had taunted the home faithful by making a “2-1” gesture with his fingers as he was substituted… before watching a Hornets equaliser from the bench.
There was also an incident with referee Mike Dean during an FA Cup tie with Portsmouth, in which he sarcastically placed the ball for a free-kick after being wound up by the experienced whistler.
Following the victory over Southampton, Arteta explained Guendouzi’s absence.
The 21-year-old was left with egg on his face at Vicarage Road
He said: “It was squad management. I don’t like to make any decisions to send messages.
“The messages that I send to the team or individually are very open and I’m clear with how I feel.
“Winning is the most important thing and when you win, everything is fine. Whatever issue we have internally, I will resolve it in a private way. I explained that I cannot explain and that’s it.”
By: Etienne Fermie
Title: Man Utd join transfer race for Matteo Guendouzi along with Barcelona and PSG with Arteta ready to sell bad boy
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11964527/man-utd-matteo-guendouzi-race/
Published Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 15:48:54 +0000