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Erik ten Hag has been busy trying to sign a striker and is reportedly in talks with Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund. He could cost a club record fee.
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Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag will have to be creative in his transfer dealings this summer as the club looks to get back to the top of the Premier League table. Despite spending big on the likes of Alex Sandro and Paul Pogba, the club needs to make more signings to improve their attacking options.
Jonny Evans has already signed a short-term deal and has impressed Ten Hag in training. The former Leicester defender could provide cover for the injured Luke Shaw, who has not been included in the club’s pre-season tour of America.
Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount is the most advanced of all the transfers in process at Old Trafford. Ten Hag is looking for a mobile No 8 with defensive intelligence and believes Mount fits the bill. Personal terms should not be a problem as the club looks to meet Chelsea’s valuation of around PS70million plus add-ons.
Ten Hag has also enquired about Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Kevin Trapp. But the priority remains tying down David de Gea to a new contract. The Spaniard’s current deal expires in 2022 and he has been linked with a move to PSG. But if the Red Devils are unable to sign a replacement, the club will lower his wages.
United are also monitoring Bayern Munich defender Joshua Kimmich. But they face competition from rivals Liverpool and Manchester City for the services of the German international. The club is also interested in Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Randal Kolo Muani and has been tracking Benfica’s Goncalo Ramos. They are also in discussions with Juventus over French international defender Dusan Vlahovic but the Serie A champions are reluctant to sell the 23-year-old.
The position of goalkeeper is often considered to be the most important in football. It is not uncommon to find a team’s entire fortune resting on the ability of the man behind the sticks. In that regard, Manchester United have been no exception. The club has produced and groomed several of the game’s best keepers over the years. The likes of Edwin Van der Sar, Peter Schmeichel and David de Gea have all become legends at the club.
It is a difficult thing to replace a player who has been at a club for 12 years, especially when they have been a dominant force at the top of their league and have won four titles in that time. It was no different when it came to the departure of former United goalkeeper David de Gea, who was unable to secure a new deal at Old Trafford.
Despite his high-profile mistakes in recent seasons, De Gea was still one of the game’s top players. He was a key reason for the success of the previous generation of United teams. His reflexes and shot-stopping were among the best in the world, even if he was not quite at the level to claim the title of the best goalkeeper in the league.
His successor is expected to be Andre Onana, the Brazilian who joined Inter Milan from Sampdoria this summer. His agent Yalcin Sarica was in touch with Erik ten Hag earlier this year when the manager of the Red Devils was keen to gauge the situation of Inter defender Denzel Dumfries, hinting at an upheaval in the goalkeeping department.
Onana is a big, strong sweeper-keeper who commands both his area and the space in front of it. His touch map from the 2022-23 Serie A season shows how proactive he can be when it comes to carrying the ball forward, pushing outfielders such as Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane further up the pitch. He also has a tendency to drop deep and look for the ball when he is not in possession, which should allow him to play well with the more experienced defenders at Manchester United.
Manchester United solved a major problem when they signed Casemiro last summer but they still need another quality addition in the middle of the park. Fred and Christian Eriksen have both been unable to live up to expectations and a new signing is needed to provide cover and competition for the pair. Sports Mole looks at five midfielders that the 20-times English champions could consider bringing in during the transfer window.
There’s no doubt that Paul Pogba is one of the most talented players in the world but he has struggled for form and consistency since joining the club. His contract expires next year and there are suggestions that he wants to leave Old Trafford in the summer. The Frenchman will need to prove he is fully fit and willing to commit to the cause if he is going to keep his place in the team.
The Red Devils have a host of options on the left-hand side but none have proved to be particularly effective. Jadon Sancho, who is on loan from Borussia Dortmund, is showing plenty of promise but it would be unrealistic to expect the teenager to lead the line in a title race. Anthony Martial is also in the mix but injuries have restricted his opportunities this season and he may find it difficult to keep his spot at Old Trafford unless he is able to play more consistently.
United opted against signing a centre-back in January but they are likely to look for one in the summer. They have already been linked with a move for Chelsea’s Mason Mount and the defender is said to prefer a switch to Old Trafford rather than Arsenal or Liverpool.
The Red Devils will be keen to bring in a new striker before the start of next season. Andre Onana has been a big success since making his debut last week against Wrexham but the boss will be looking for additional firepower ahead of the new campaign.
Erik ten Hag has already arranged a face-to-face meeting with Andre Onana to discuss a possible move to the club. The manager is also interested in Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund and is set to hold talks with the player’s agent over the next few days.
The search for a new centre-forward is the priority at Manchester United this summer. Erik ten Hag wants to ensure he has someone to guarantee goals from the focal point of his team and, after a season when he was forced to stretch his attacking options, he is looking for Premier League proven.
Andre Onana got to work as United’s new number one when he joined his team-mates for training in New Jersey on Friday. The Cameroonian, who captained the club 45 times last season in the absence of Harry Maguire, was pictured wearing the club’s zip up version of their green and white stripped away kit for the first time.
Onana’s United team-mate is defender Victor Osimhen, who has been the subject of a PS100million bid from Napoli. United also admire Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund, who has instructed his agents to prioritise offers from the Old Trafford outfit, despite rival interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
But a new signing is unlikely to be confirmed by the end of the week. RB Leipzig’s Lukasz Piszczek, 27, is a potential target for the Red Devils but they will need to meet his demands. A player of his calibre typically commands a salary in excess of PS9m a year.
Meanwhile, United could make a move for RB Salzburg forward Benjamin Sesko. The Slovenian does not create many chances for his teammates but he works hard defensively, something that is important for Ten Hag to see in his attackers.
Amid the flurry of transfer activity, United’s academy players continue to improve with Declan Rice and Jadon Sancho among those impressing in pre-season. But a striker remains the club’s biggest need with a player of the quality of Kylian Mbappe proving elusive.
The club have already acquired midfielders Mason Mount and Andre Onana in addition to defenders Jurrien Timber and Kai Havertz. And there is a possibility of a third addition in the shape of Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic, although the Italian giants have made clear their desire to keep the 27-year-old. Mandzukic has scored 13 goals in 24 games for the Turin side this term.
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