Man United, City, and Arsenal target rejects ‘unacceptable’ new contract

Roma defender Mehdhi Benatia has rejected the club’s latest contract offer, alerting Premier League giants Manchester United, City, and Arsenal, Express reports.

Benatia has hit out at his current club for offering him an “unacceptable” contract offer and could look for a move out of the Italian capital this summer.

The Morrocan was an integral part of Roma’s second place finish in Serie A last season, with many of Europe’s top clubs interested in his services.

The 27-year-old only signed for Roma last year, but claims that a new lucrative contract was promised if the team qualified for the Champions League.

The centre-back, who would cost around £32m said: “”Last summer, my agent advised me not to sign for Roma because their contract offer was low compared to other offers and they didn’t play in Europe. I still signed and never had any regrets.”

“Roma had an intriguing project that I liked. The club told me they were happy with me during the season and said we’d meet for contract talks at the end of the season.

“Roma told me I would get a nice contract if we were to qualify for Champions League football but then they made me an unacceptable offer. I’ve heard claims that I was asking for £3.2m per year but they didn’t even offer £2.4m.”

Now the former Udinese man could consider other options, with the Premier League trio all looking to sign the highly-rated defender.


Switch to Snack Football to browse all blogs, videos and new featured content
snack football unit grey closesnack football unit green-tick