Jose Mourinho has reportedly turned down a proposal from his scouts to sign Eintracht Frankfurt’s Ante Rebic as an answer to the gap he wants to fill on the right side of his attack, according to The Times.
Many have complained about Manchester United’s lack of balance going forward last season, with much of the focus coming from the left side, where there are already a number of players fighting for a starting spot.
Mourinho told the club’s vice-executive, Ed Woodward, that he wants a new right winger for the 2018-19 season, but it seems like any attacking arrival depends on the sale of Anthony Martial.
The clubs has also been linked with Chelsea’s Willian, Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic and Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, but Rebic found his name on the same list after an impressive World Cup campaign, which saw Croatia reach the final in Russia.
Duncan Castle claims Rebic caught the eye of United scouts during the tournament, but Mourinho doesn’t seem too keen on the idea of signing the 24-year-old.
With two weeks remaining of what has been a frustrating transfer window, Mourinho wants to focus on his other targets. And, that probably means we won’t see a right winger brought in as a priority should be on getting a world-class centre-back in.
Woodward hasn’t delivered so check out Sunday’s editorial on Mourinho’s potential rift with the Glazers and vice-executive.