Newcastle with hefty demand for Man Utd target Ashworth

Old Trafford, Manchester United
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Newcastle United believe they can demand more than £10million in compensation fee if sporting director Dan Ashworth leaves the club to join Manchester United.

Following Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s confirmed stake acquisition, Ashworth has emerged as a top candidate to spearhead a transformative strategy at Old Trafford.

The Standard reports that despite his recent move to Newcastle from Brighton in 2022, Ashworth’s potential switch has sparked a compensation battle, with United poised to shell out over £10 million.

As discussions progress, Ashworth’s influential role in football circles, especially his connection with Ineos’ board member Sir David Brailsford, underscores the high stakes of this recruitment saga.

With both clubs inching towards an agreement, United’s strategic overhaul looks to gain momentum, marking a significant chapter in the club’s pursuit of returning to its former glory.