Manchester United are interested in Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele but consider Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes and free agent Adrien Rabiot as ‘more gettable options’, according to Miguel Delaney of The Independent.
The Reds need reinforcements in the middle of the pitch after losing Ander Herrera to an expiring contract, as well as ongoing speculation over Paul Pogba uncertain future at Old Trafford.
United’s midfield still needed to improve last season with Herrera and Pogba available, so Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must ensure he signs quality this summer, not just quantity.
It sounds like Mauricio Pochettino wants to make Ndombele his big signing of the summer, with star player Christen Eriksen strongly linked with a move away from White Hart Lane, as referenced by Delaney for The Independent.
He would be a fine addition not only for Spurs but United too, if the Reds were to make a move the Frenchman but it sounds like they will pursue interest elsewhere instead.
Fernandes is the talk of the town at the moment. A goal scorer from midfield is always a boost to have in your side and can make the difference if you’re competing for trophies, which is something Solskjaer hopes to get United back doing…
Rabiot would be more of a replacement for Herrera, albeit probably an upgrade at the same time, and he’s too good a player to miss out on when he can be bought on a Bosman.
These are quality players, not the best example of United penny pinching.