Manchester United are weighing up a surprise move to bring in 32-year-old French midfielder, Lassana Diarra, according to La Parisien, translated by The Sun.
Apparently, though, both Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain are also keen on the ex-Arsenal man, with the Ligue 1 club currently leading the charge as that is where Diarra would like to play.
The veteran midfielder is approaching the latter stages of his career, which is why it’s surprising to me that United are keen on bringing him in. Yes, some experience never goes amiss, but there are times when a lack of mobility is far more important than a wise head.
With Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick both yet to sign new contracts, the club are currently risking losing two central midfielders on free transfers, and that has to be addressed one way or another.
Whether Diarra is the answer, I’m not sold. I’d much prefer to see United spend big on a world-class central midfielder who can sit in there alongside Nemanja Matic and allow Paul Pogba to bomb forward and do what he does best. Obviously, it’s sometimes tough to find the right players, and if Diarra was to be bought as a rotational option, I guess that wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.