Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini have both left Manchester United this season. Neither are yet to be replaced. The Red Devils’ midfield is looking a little thin at this stage in the season and you’d imagine at least one new player will be signed in that area of the field.
Today, the Manchester Evening News have thrown a new name into the ring. They say that United are ‘monitoring’ Adrien Rabiot’s situation – as the 24-year-old Frenchman prepares to leave Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.
Rabiot hasn’t played for the Ligue 1 champions since December and United remain ‘interested’ in signing the Les Bleus international this summer – although Real Madrid could well be in the running.
Once again, the failure to secure Champions League football could come back to hurt United, as you’d imagine that Rabiot would prefer to play in that competition rather than running out in the Europa League.
From a United standpoint, this deal makes sense. There’s little to no risk involved as there is no transfer fee, meaning Rabiot would be able to play without any pressure.
The Reds need an all-purpose midfielder who can do a little bit of everything and Rabiot certainly fits that mould. Sitting in a three alongside his France compatriot Paul Pogba, with Scott McTominay just in behind, there’s a real potential there…