Man U considering paying €50M for a Player they could have gotten for €1.8M eight weeks ago

Manchester United is considering paying €50 million ($58.5 million) for Ante Rebić — a player the club could have signed for €1.8 million ($2.1 million) just eight weeks ago.

Rebić is a versatile midfielder who can play on the left, on the right, and through the middle. He is good with the ball at his feet, can brag a trick or two, and was responsible for scoring or creating one goal for every 220 minutes he played in the Bundesliga — Germany’s top soccer league — last season.

Reporters spoke of United’s interest on Wednesday. He tweeted: “United has contacted Ante Rebić’s agent about a possible transfer… Frankfurt is looking for €50 million.”

Football365 journalist Daniel Storey noted that the player was available for earlier in the year €1.8 million

so why has Rebic shot up in Value?

Rebić joined Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt on a permanent basis earlier this summer, after a successful two-year loan spell from Serie A team Fiorentina.

The 24-year-old winger had performed relatively well during his loan, scoring eight goals in 49 games in all competitions for Frankfurt over the past two years. His form attracted the attention of the Croatia national team as Rebić featured heavily in his country’s run to the 2018 FIFA World Cup final on July 15.

Rebić may not be a World Cup winner as Croatia ultimately lost 4-2 to France but, regardless, his transfer value has swollen by an incredible 2,677% — and it can only be because of his new-found prominence in international soccer after a successful Worldcup

Rebić scored one goal, recorded 19 dribbles, and attracted 21 fouls from six World Cup appearances for Croatia over the past couple months and was one of his country’s standout performers alongside Mario Mandžukić, Luka Modrić, and Ivan Rakitić.

He is contracted at Frankfurt until 2021,and will take a huge sum for Frankfurt to part with him.

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