There aren’t many top players that say no to Manchester United when they come knocking, but this summer that number is increasing by the day.
The Express report that Freiburg’s young German international Matthias Ginter is set to reject offers from any club, including United and land his dream move to Borussia Dortmund.
The 20 year-old is currently in Brazil with Joachim Loew and the German national team, as they prepare for their World Cup Group G opener against Portugal.
Ginter was the star in a rather uninspired Freiburg team who finished the Bundesliga season in 14th, but the young German would happily switch between centre back and central midfield.
Ginter has spent his entire career at Freiburg, and is unlikely to feature in this World Cup, which is why he feels he is ready for a move to German giants Borussia Dortmund.
Even though Louis van Gaal is believed to be targeting the Bundesliga for transfers, there doesn’t seem to be much available. United may have to look elsewhere for a new defender.
This is another example of United struggling to attract the top talent, and I don’t entirely blame Ed Woodward for the problems that United are encountering.
I think if David Gill was still CEO this year, he would struggle as well because as much history and tradition you throw in a players face, the modern game revolves around top European competition.
But even so, for 20 year-old who has only broken into the German national set-up to snub Manchester United is still pretty rare.