Manchester United are reportedly looking to spend big to add OL Reign's Phallon Tullis-Joyce to their squad ahead of the upcoming WSL season.
The Red Devils were reportedly the subject of a record-setting bid from Arsenal for star shot-stopper Mary Earps, with some sources claiming that the Gunners were ready to spend over $120,000 to bring in the English international following her excellent showings at this summer's Women's World Cup. However, Manchester United, who finished second in the WSL last season and will be featuring in the UEFA Women's Champions League for the first time in club history, decided to reject the deal with the hopes of getting Earps to sign a new bumper contract.
However, the fact that they're ready to spend big to bring in American Tullis-Joyce, who has been on the books of OL Reign since 2021, indicates that perhaps Manchester United are possibly preparing for Earps to leave at some point. Additonal sources claim that the Red Devils are so keen on the 26-year-old that they're ready to break the record set for a women's goalkeeper, meaning that it could top the proposed $120,000-plus that Arsenal had offered to sign Earps.
With the transfer deadline looming, Manchester United will be pushing to get this deal over the line as quickly as possible to provide some competition for Earps and also have a solid option in the event that the English international does decide to leave sooner rather than later.
Manchester United will kick off their season with an away match against Aston Villa on October 1st.