Follow Cristiano or join Manchester United? The $65 million star's dilemma

Al-Nassr are competing with the Red Devils to sign this forward.

By Alejandro Lopez Vega

What will he do?
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Since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, Al-Nassr are aiming to become the best team in Saudi Arabia. In the first half of 2023 they finished second in the Pro League standings, behind Al-Ittihad, and that is why they decided to spend a fortune last summer to raise the level of the team by signing more stars.

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Defender Aymeric Laporte arrived from Manchester City, while Marcelo Brozovic left Inter after being Champions League finalists. And undoubtedly the best reinforcement to accompany CR7 was Sadio Mane, who just a few years ago was chosen among the best players in the world at the Ballon d'Or awards. But even with all of them Luis Castro's team could not become the best in the country, as for now they are in second place behind Al-Hilal.

That's why they are considering to sign more top players to become even better. According to The Sun, one of the targets is Takefusa Kubo, Real Sociedad's winger who has scored 6 goals and provided 3 assists in 25 games between La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League this season. However, negotiations will not be easy, as there are several European giants interested in the Japanese star.

Mundo Deportivo claims that Manchester United also targeted Kubo, and could make an offer for him before the close of the transfer window, which will be this Thursday. Coach Erik Ten Hag desperately needs a forward, considering that Jadon Sacho is gone, Anthony Martial is injured and Marcus Rashford has had a lot of off-field problems lately. The Red Devils are also joined by Liverpool (who need a replacement for Mohamed Salah, who is injured and could also leave at the end of the season) and Juventus.

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How much is he worth?

The excellent performances of Takesufa Kubo with Real Sociedad made his value increase during the last months. According to the specialized website Transfermarkt, the Japanese winger is worth €60 million (about $65 million) and that is exactly what the Spanish side want to let him go.

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