Manchester United are plotting a double January transfer swoop for Moussa Dembele and Sean Longstaff, according to the Daily Star.
Apparently, the duo are worth around £90million, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to halt an alarming slide, while boosting United’s hopes of securing a top-four finish this term.
Furthermore, Edward Woodward has told Solskjaer he will have ‘significant funds’ to spend during the winter window – and the Baby Faced Assassin has chosen the Lyon and Newcastle men.
Dembele has been scouted several times by United, and he has been in brilliant goal-scoring form to start the 2019/20 term. There’s no doubt the Frenchman would give the Old Trafford club a much-needed goal-boost. In fact, I don’t think it’d take long before he’d make the starting role his own.
As for Longstaff, well, he’s a decent player, but injury has set him back somewhat. Honestly, I don’t think he’s all that different to what Scott McTominay offers. For me, the links to Christian Eriksen makes more sense, and I’d much prefer to see Solskjaer look for a creative spark rather than adding another midfield enforcer.
What is positive to hear is that there is money to spend should Solskjaer choose to. Hopefully, United can identify and sign the right players in the mid-season window – though it’s notoriously difficult to buy in January.