On the last day of the market, United rejected a proposal from Arsenal, for Alessia Russo, worth 565,000 euros: that is, they rejected what would have been the largest operation in the history of women’s football.
Enzo Fernández was the star of the winter market: the biggest signing in the history of the Premier League, the most expensive Argentine in history, the most valuable midfielder in world football. The now former Benfica player became the owner and lord of the records that were broken in January. But only because the signing that could take Alessia Russo to the top of women’s football ended up failing.
According to The Guardian, Manchester United has rejected a proposal by the English international that would mean the biggest transfer in the history of women’s football: 500 thousand pounds, something like 565 thousand euros, an amount never seen before. You gunnerswhich in recent months has lost Beth Mead and Miedema to serious and prolonged injuries, took an early approach that was rejected by the Red Devils. This Tuesday, on the last day of the market, they rose to historic figures. And Manchester United again refused to negotiate.
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However, the biggest transfer in women’s football history is a hot topic. In 2020, Chelsea paid Wolfsburg €350,000 for Pernille Harder, making the Danish striker their most valuable player in recorded history. In September of last year, after the European won by England at Wembley, the title seemed to have changed hands. But, as it later emerged, Keira Walsh’s departure from Manchester City to Barcelona may not have cost what was initially thought.
At the time, after rejecting several approaches throughout the summer market, Manchester City He accepted Barcelona’s proposal and offered to let the English medium out for around 400,000 euros. That is to say, for an amount greater than what Chelsea had given for Pernille Harder two years earlier. However, and in an interview with the newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona’s general director of women’s football ended up guaranteeing that the club paid less than 350,000 euros for Walsh – although he did not indicate the exact amount.
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“I don’t even know if I can say that it was the biggest signing in the history of Barcelona. So it will not be the greatest in the history of women’s football either. We were below the 350,000 euros paid by Pernille Harder”, Markel Zubizarreta said then. In any case, if she had left Manchester United for Arsenal, Alessia Russo would undoubtedly be the most valuable player of all time. The 23-year-old striker, who has already played for Chelsea and Brighton, is in the Red Devils since 2020 and was a crucial element of Sarina Wiegman’s team that won the last European Championship.