Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is prioritising three key positions to strengthen in with the hope that this summer’s transfer window can be the catalyst to his Manchester United revolution.
As reported by the Evening Standard, midfield, striker and right-wing have been identified as the areas that the club will focus their transfer business around.
Borussia Dortmund starlet Jadon Sancho is said to be the leading target in the right-wing position, with a growing confidence that a deal could be completed.
The Independent report that Dortmund have already identified their replacement for Sancho in highly-rated Valencia youngster Ferran Torres.
Ex-United defender Wes Brown thinks England international Sancho should be a key transfer target, alongside Leicester City playmaker James Maddison and Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.
“I would have all three! Any one of those three would be great,” he told MUTV, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“Jadon Sancho would probably be No 1.
“But James Maddison looks fit and ready and determined and would also be a great asset for the club.
“Jack Grealish is an individual that gets things done, takes control of the game and has his own style. Any one of those three would be perfect I think.”
While signing these three would represent an incredible transfer window, this is not realistic.
Instead the club is likely to target one of Grealish and Maddison, who share similar attributes. Grealish is perhaps more versatile than Maddison as he can play in the inside left position as well as in behind the striker. The 24-year-old would also cost considerably less than Maddison.
Meanwhile, a centre forward is still required despite the fruitful start to Odion Ighalo’s loan spell at Old Trafford. Ighalo’s impact has demonstrated the importance of Solskjaer acquiring a natural number 9 in his long-term rebuild.
Lyon’s Moussa Dembele and RB Leipzig are both prolific goalscorers that should be under consideration by the Norwegian.