Manchester United reportedly want to sign a minimum of three players to facilitate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s rebuild this summer.
The Reds have made four permanent signings under the Norwegian so far, but are 8th in the Premier League table and a Champions League position looks unlikely.
Significant investment is still urgently required for United to prevent them falling further behind the league’s best teams.
A key area United need to strengthen in this summer is midfield. Despite the welcome addition of Bruno Fernandes’, Solskjaer is still lacking in creative and quality options in the centre of the park.
And according to a report in Manchester Evening News, Jack Grealish, James Maddison, Jude Bellingham and Donny Van de Beek are all being monitored.
Aston Villa captain Grealish is many United fans’ first choice signing for this summer; the 24-year-old has spearheaded his boyhood club’s survival bid this season. We would expect this to be a realistic transfer to complete in the summer as Grealish’s ambitions surely can’t be met at Aston Villa.
Maddison, meanwhile, is fighting for a place in Gareth Southgate’s England team for the European Championships and has played his part in Leicester’s rise to third in the table this season. This transfer may be more difficult to complete as the Foxes look destined for Champions League football, unlike United.
Meanwhile, Donny Van De Beek has excelled for Ajax over the last 18 months and could be an ideal option in attacking midfield. But the report claims Real Madrid are still favourites to sign the 22-year-old.
The report also adds that Birmingham’s Bellingham is being lined up for a potential move.
At just 16, Bellingham has made 20 Championship appearances this season and has shown maturity far beyond his years. He is arguably the league’s most exciting youngsters and certainly fits into Solskjaer’s remit of young, British talent.