With the summer transfer window just 3 months away, many clubs would have started early preparations. Manchester United have had decent transfer windows since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Red Devils will be hoping that their resurgence gets another boost as they look to sign a few more quality players. Pundits still believe that Manchester United need a robust centre-back, a clinical centre forward, and a skilful right-winger.
In return, they would be hoping to sell a few more players from their squad who are not able to contribute to the team. Let’s find out what Manchester United can do in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Manchester United should sell Jesse Lingard:
Jesse Lingard left Old Trafford to join West Ham the previous month on a loan deal. The 28-year-old has also scored three goals and assisted once for the Hammers. Thus, aiding them to hold the fourth spot on the league table, leaving Chelsea, Liverpool, and Spurs behind.
Till Bruno Fernandes is at Manchester United, Lingard can never be the first-choice number 10 which is the position he enjoys to play at. A permanent move to West Ham makes sense for him as well as Manchester United. An offer around £20 million-mark will be good enough for the Hammers to sign the midfielder permanently.
Will Jadon Sancho finally arrive at Old Trafford?
The Red Devils chased the signature of Jadon Sancho all summer. But Borussia Dortmund remained adamant on his price tag of £108 million. Unfortunately for Man United fans, Ed Woodward and the board that price way too high than their liking.
Thus, they chose to take the ‘wait-and-watch approach. They waited till the end of the window if Sancho will force Dortmund to sell him but that didn’t happen. Covid-19 has implied a lot of financial constraints and it is reported that Dortmund also requires some funds.
This will be the best opportunity for Manchester United to get their target player at a discounted price. According to the reports
Antoine Griezmann to be Solskjaer’s number nine?
Barcelona signed Antoine Griezmann in the summer window of 2019. But the former Atletico Madrid superstar has failed to any form of consistency at Camp Nou. Barcelona are said to be under a lot of financial pressure even after reducing the wages of their players and staffs.
But with Lionel Messi almost certain to leave Barcelona, will the hierarchy allow Griezmann to leave as well? Currently, it seems like the Spanish giants will be happy by pocketing £52 million for Griezmann and look for fresh talents to lead Barcelona’s attack.
Raphael Varane to Manchester United?
The French centre-back has been linked with Manchester United in every summer window. But can this be the year when we see him moving from Real Madrid to Manchester United?
Varane’s contract will expire in 2022, that is next season. Thus, the rumours of him moving to another club have again gathered pace. A report suggests that Real Madrid will be willing to let the World Cup winner leave for just £43 million.