Darren Fletcher, the Stoke City midfielder was highly impressed with the performance displayed by John McGinn, the Aston Villa star against Belgium and Tottenham Hotspur. McGinn was featured in Scotland during the friendly international match played at Hampden Park against Belgium last Friday. The midfielder showed his best performance despite the fault at the opening goal for the Red Devils.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has identified Darren Fletcher as one of his experienced targets this summer, as per reports. Since Stoke City have been relegated to the lower league, the player is looking to exit the club.
Former Manchester United man Darren Fletcher is hailing his current boss at Stoke City Mark Hughes for helping him become a better player.
Fletcher says Hughes reminds him of retired Premier League coaching legend Sir Alex Ferguson.
The ex Red Devils man spent 20 years at Old Trafford, where he lifted five Premier League titles and a Champions League title. He moved to West Brom back in 2015 having been declared excess to requirements. He says under Hughes, the demands have helped him get better.
“I really do see similarities between what I am being asked to do here to what I did under Sir Alex Ferguson for so many years, which is maybe why I felt so at ease since coming into the club during the summer. Obviously Mark has played under Sir Alex too so maybe it comes from that.”
West Bromwich Albion are interested in Hull City player Sam Clucas.
The Premier League side have reportedly enquired about the player from the Championship side. However, Burnley, Leicester City and new Premier League boys Newcastle United also want him.
After capturing Jake Livermore from City in the winter window, Tony Pulis seemed to be focusing on Clucas. The Albionwere linked with a move for the player last month but until now they have not submitted their bids, as other clubs.
Reports in England say Clucas’ valuation is in the range of £8 million to £10 million. Clucas was one of the best players at Hull last term before they were relegated. He played 41 times in all competitions.
Magpies boss Rafa Benitez has been linked to the player but the Championship title holders are slow in the transfer market so far. Pulis stands a good chance of snapping up the Leicester City product who is likely going to exit the KCOM Stadium this summer. Following Darren Fletcher’s move to Stoke City, Albion could go hard to get the player to fill the void in central midfield.
There are reports in France that Manchester United are open to signing PSG star Marquinhos this summer.
The Brazil international is being chased by numerous top sides in Europe. The Red Devils would face stiff competition for his signature and even greater resistance from his employers.
Jose Mourinho wants a solid defence. He already has Eric Bailly but the Ivorian is injury-prone. There’s Marcus Rojo and Chris Smalling as well. The others are doubts as Mourinho is set to work on the team.
Marquinhos should partner Bailly in defence on the forthcoming season if things go to plan. Goal reports that PSG would not release the player even if they are offered €100 million. Adding Marquinhos would be a real boost to the United defence. They suffered in that regard this term and Mourinho wants a change.
West Brom defender Jonny Evans wants the club to dream big in light of their impressive form this term.
The former Manchester United player want the team to overthrow Premier League rivals Everton from the seventh spot and earn European football action next term.
West Brom have been in decent form, placing eight in the standings. With 13 games left this season, they hope to continue with their four-game unbeaten run to usurp the Toffees to seventh place.
“Everton are still four points ahead of us, we want to catch Everton, that’s the next aim. You’re always looking above you. West Ham are trying to catch us. We haven’t talked about specific targets. I know the manager will say we get to 40 points and work from there, exactly like Leicester City did last season,” Evans said.