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Man Utd want to sign a deep-lying midfielder this summer, hinges on Pogba future

Manchester United are pressing ahead with transfer plans after almost sealing the arrival of Jadon Sancho, according to reports. The 21-year-old winger’s impending transfer will allow the club to focus on other targets, with centre-back, a right-back and a midfielder all reportedly on the list.

Headlines have been dominated by the Sancho saga, but according to new reports, there is interest from the club in signing a midfielder. It is, however, suggested that a move could hinge on departures.

That’s according to the Manchester Evening News, who claim that they are interested in a deep-lying midfielder, but are unlikely to sanction a ‘significant’ investment whilst Paul Pogba’s future is unresolved.

The 28-year-old has just one year remaining on his current deal at the club and could leave on a free transfer for the second time in 10 years in an embarrassing blow for the club.

Some reports have claimed that Pogba is in talks with the club over a contract extension and should the former Juventus midfielder commit to a new deal, a midfield reinforcement is unlikely.

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4 responses to “Man Utd want to sign a deep-lying midfielder this summer, hinges on Pogba future”

  1. Matt says:

    I think we should seriously test Tottenhams willingness to sell Son I think the guy would take us to a whole new level and would be an excellent signing even offer them Martial as part of the deal

  2. Welly says:

    I honestly don’t understand how the signing of a deep lying midfielder would hing on Pobga’s future given that up to now it seems the club still hasn’t identified his most effective position.Or maybe there are other considerations at play eg the wage bill??

  3. Stephen John Kershaw says:

    POGBA is a overpaid, overrated Showpony” PSG beckons Mon Amis “

  4. Mark says:

    A defensive midfielder (Rice, Zakaria, Bissouma, Ndidi) would allow OGS to play a 4-3-3 formation to allow Pogba the freedom to play the attacking midfield role he is effective in for France.
    Fred would be the back up defensive midfielder, whilst McTominay and Van De Beek would play as back up to Pogba and Fernandes.