Sabbag plays down Manchester United rumours
Roma starlet Erik Lamela is unlikely to join Manchester United this summer, according to his agent Pablo Sabbag.
The Argentine has been linked with the Premier League leaders in recent weeks, as manager Sir Alex Ferguson looks to step up his transfer plans ahead of the end of the season.
A wide attacking midfielder is believed to be one of his priorities, leading to links with Lamela, who is regarded as one of the finest young talents in Serie A.
But Sabbag, who claims to have a working relationship with the Red Devils, feels that it is too early to be talking about his client’s future, and played down suggestions that he could be moving to Old Trafford:
“No, there is no truth in that (a move to United) at all,” he is quoted by talkSPORT via Gazzetta Giallorossa.
“For the moment, there is no offer from Manchester United.
“Obviously I have a relationship with them, but we have never discussed this particular topic. It’s the same with Roma, a club I have a continuous relationship with.
“It’s just too soon to be talking about the transfer market.”
Lamela has notched an impressive 11 goals in 21 league appearances for Roma this season, despite the capital club struggling domestically.
The 20-year-old was dubbed the ‘new Lionel Messi’ early in his career, but his development has slowed slightly since his move to Europe from River Plate.