Man Utd Transfer News: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should target these four players in the summer transfer window.
Manchester United failed to bring Champions League back to Old Trafford after struggling to find their ascendancy over the last few weeks of the Premier League. The Red Devils will expect some of their best players to head into the exit door in the summer transfer window.
Perhaps, it has not been the case of ‘quality’ currently, but the sulking mentality which has cost the club mostly. Solskjaer spoke about the importance of the incomings, which will play a huge part in the club’s transition.
Even though it would require more than four players to escort them to greatness again, the Red Devils can make huge progression with these players, who are demonstrating their talent in Europe.
1) Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus):
Wojciech Szczesny was very angry with Massimiliano Allegri when Gigi Buffon was number one between the sticks. The Polish International was made the number one by Allegri this season, and he has done no harm to his reputation by acting as an integral member. There were times when the Old Lady’s defence have gone for a walk, but Szcznesy kept them in the game.
His heroic performance against Napoli at Sao Paolo is a game to be cherished. Juventus won the game 2-1, thanks to a peerless performance from the shot-stopper, who kept them in the game despite going down to ten men in the second half.
He has kept 18 clean sheets in 40 games this term, establishing him as one of the best players in the league. The 29-year-old possesses no weakness and an alluring idea of swapping David De Gea and Wojciech Szczesny should be on the cards for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
2) Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain):
Marquinhos looked resolute in the first leg of the Round of 16 against Manchester United, but he buckled under pressure in the second leg like the rest of his teammates. The Brazilian plays left centre-back and he is an excellent option to access in the summer transfer window.
Still only 25, the centre-back has made over 280 appearances for Paris Saint Germain, AS Roma, and his parent club Corinthians. He is the best player for the French outfit along with Kylian Mbappe this season, and it would require an offer around 65 million euros to acquire his services.
He might not have a high ceiling as Kalidou Koulibaly, but he is far from far-fetched. Besides, he would be able to operate as a defensive midfielder as well, which makes him versatile.
3) Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen):
Julian Brandt has been playing through the centre under the manager Peter Bosz. The German International has €25 million release clause when the calendar turns June 1st. Liverpool, Juventus, Bayern Munich, and Tottenham Hotspur have already held talks with his agent.
Even though he is not beaming about a move to England, Brandt could end up at Manchester United given the amount of game time he could gain. He prefers to play through the middle, despite the fact that his capability to run the game through either of the wings.
The 23-year-old is the main creator at Bayer Leverkusen which opens the door for Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to thrive in the final third. He can thrive through the number ten position. His name might sound significant, but this could prove to be a pre-eminent transfer.
4) Florian Thauvin (Marseille):
There was a huge perplexity as I were to pick between right back and right winger. With time on Diogo Dalot’s side, attacking flank of right side should be prerequisite for the Red Devils. Jesse Lingard, at 27 years of age, has scored just 29 goals in the top level, which is deprived considering Manchester United’s standards.
Marseille right-winger Florian Thauvin can refine the right-hand-side which has never possessed a noteworthy threat in recent years. The French International does not have breakneck pace, but has the panache to split defences by making clever runs and providing the much-needed width.
The 26-year-old has scored 43 goals and 24 assists from 94 games across all competitions in the last two seasons. He will contribute much more to the final third, and himself and Julian Brandt can mix up by changing positions to bemuse defenders. Given Thauvin’s contract ends in 2021, his value will oscillate between 40 million and 50 million.