Manchester United sealed a deal to sign young winger Daniel James yesterday, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer begins to overhaul his Red Devils squad.
The Baby Faced Assassin simply cannot be content with just one forward-thinking acquisition, though. Thankfully, that’s not the case, as a report from ESPN states that the United manager is ‘open’ to adding another forward to the squad this summer – despite acquiring James from Swansea City.
One player who won’t be coming to the Theatre of Dreams is Gareth Bale, with the report claiming that United have ‘rejected the chance’ to sign the Welsh winger from Real Madrid.
Instead, the names that have been ‘discussed’ by Solskjaer and the board are Lille’s Nicolas Pepe, Lyon’s Moussa Dembele and Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser…
Firstly, it’s worth noting that United and Solskjaer are once again looking at younger players rather than moving for an experienced footballer with huge bust potential. This club needs to get back to what it does best – investing in youth talents and developing their game slowly but surely.
If Romelu Lukaku does leave the club this summer then a move for Dembele would make sense. After leaving Celtic last summer, the forward may feel he’s ready to make another step up – although I’m not sure he’d be happy with playing second fiddle to Marcus Rashford.
In terms of the wingers, I’d like to see United move for Pepe over Fraser purely due to the fact that the 20-time Premier League champions need a right-winger rather than another left-sided forward. That said, Bournemouth’s Scot enjoyed a stunning season in 2018/19…