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Manchester United add Portuguese midfielder to summer wishlist

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Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjear have done very well. Last season they narrowly managed a place in the top four. This season they are competing with Leicester City for the second position.

A significant part of this success has been the spending done by the Red Devils. In recent years they have been often criticised for not getting the right recruitment. Under Solskjear, it can’t be said that the recruitment has been great but it has been better than before.

With better recruitment, results can also be seen on the pitch. One of their best recruitment has been Burno Fernandes. The former Sporting midfielder has completely changed the dynamics for the Red Devils.

However, with the current pandemic, they don’t have the luxury to spend big like they earlier. With less money, they will also have to be more careful in the transfer market. The Red Devils are now want to bring another Portuguese midfielder to Old Trafford.

Neves target for Manchester United

Manchester United to raid Wolves

In recent years, Wolves have become a place for many Portuguese players. According to 90min.com Ruben Neves is the Portuguese player, the Red Devils want to sign. The midfield is still one area where Manchester United need improvement.

Currently, they have Fred but he is not technical enough, Matic is old and slow. While McTominay is still developing his game. Pogba’s future at the club is always uncertain. However, if he stays at the club he will be used more as an attacking midfielder. The same is the case with Burno Fernandes as well.

According to the 90min.com report, Neves is valued at around $30 million. Wolves are also willing to let him go to Old Trafford if their evaluation is met. The 24-year-old has been in the Premier League for quite some time now. It is perhaps the time for him to take the next step in his career.

The former Porto midfielder predominantly plays as a defensive midfielder. However, for next summer Manchester United have prioritized signing a centre-back, a striker, and a winger. With the current financial crises, it will be interesting to see if how the plan and prepare to sign Ruben Neves.

12th Man Opinion:

In a very long time, Manchester United have been linked with such a sensible transfer. They have often spent extra money on signing players. However, a $30 million move to sign Ruben Neves is a very good one.

First, the player is only 24 years old and there will be plenty of time for Manchester United to get the best out of this investment. Secondly, he has been in the Premier League for solid three years now. In these three years, he has performed very well for Wolves.

However, the bigger issue for the Red Devils would be something else. They will find it hard to sign him, a striker, a winger, and a defender all in one transfer window. Ole Gunnar Solskjear will have to compromise on the transfer deals. The only potential solution could be to sign a player on loan with a compulsory option to buy.

However, it will be very difficult to make a club to that demand. Also in recent years, we have already seen how poor Manchester United have been when it comes to negotiations. With the potential arrival of Neves, it could unleash both Pogba and Fernandes in the midfield together at the same time.

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