Manchester United ‘put £15m price tag on Phil Jones and refuse to listen to lower offers’
Manchester United ‘hangs a staggering £15 million price tag on Phil Jones’ despite having played just one game in two years… and ‘refusing to listen to lower offers amid interest from Newcastle and Burnley’
- Manchester United have put a staggering £15million price tag on Phil Jones
- The defender made his first start in 708 days when United lost 1-0 to Wolves
- The 29-year-old put in a relatively solid performance on the day for United
- Jones, however, will play no part in Manchester United’s plans for the future
- That’s why United want to sell him to Newcastle or Burnley
Manchester United have reportedly attached a staggering £15million price tag to Phil Jones, despite only playing once for the Red Devils in the past two years.
The 29-year-old centre-back made his first start in 708 days when Manchester United lost 1-0 to Wolves in their Premier League game last week.
Despite playing relatively well that day, Jones will play no part in the club’s plans. Therefore, he will try to leave the Manchester club in January.
Manchester United have attached a staggering £15m price tag to Phil Jones (above), despite playing for the Red Devils once in the past two years
As it stands, Jones has less than 18 months left on his contract at Old Trafford. That is why the club wants to cash in on the defender in the course of January.
However, according to Sports BibleUnited are refusing to listen to offers below the £15m asking price they have set.
Several Premier League clubs have expressed interest in signing Jones, who cost Manchester United £16.5million almost a decade ago.
The 29-year-old (right) centre-back made his first start in 708 days when Manchester United lost 1-0 to Wolves in their Premier League game last week.
Despite putting in a relatively solid performance that day, Jones (above) will play no part in the club’s plans for the future
Burnley is said to be keeping an eye on the 29-year-old, although they have no intention of paying his £100,000 a week salary.
Newcastle – who would be more than able to meet United’s asking price – have also expressed interest in signing Jones.
Though Eddie Howe is reportedly more interested in securing the services of his primary targets before turning his attention to Jones.
Nevertheless, Jones would be open to moving to either club as he looks for more regular time next season.
Before playing against Wolves, Jones last started a game in United’s 6-1 win over Tranmere in the FA Cup in January 2020, after suffering a long-term knee injury.
Newcastle – who would be more than able to meet United’s asking price – have been eyeing Jones. But Eddie Howe is more interested in signing his primary goals
After returning to action, Jones said: “You know, I’ve spent so long out, off the field and off the squad. It’s been terrible at times, but it’s nice to be with the boys again.
‘I feel like a footballer again and [to] feel the ball at your feet and the rain and the grass, it’s just a great feeling.’
He also said: ‘It’s difficult when a player is out of action for so long, for whatever reason. “All I would say is that every time I represent this club and put on the shirt, I give absolutely everything. I put my blood, sweat and tears into everything I do for this club.
‘I appreciate all the support they have’ [the fans] Give me. I am eternally grateful to you for that. It’s a wonderful, wonderful club to be with and I am grateful.”