The summer transfer window isn’t all that far away now, with Jose Mourinho approaching his year anniversary in charge of Manchester United. You have to say that his first season at the helm has been a successful one, and all of his signings have had a positive impact.
It’s about that time of the year when the transfer rumours start coming in thick and fast, and we’ve been given a pretty big bit of news coming out of France. Namely, L’Equipe, and they say that PSG defender Serge Aurier has agreed to a move that’ll see him come to Manchester United.
The 24-year-old is predominantly a right-back, but if needed he can play across all of the back four. Hailing from the Ivory Coast, Aurier joined PSG in 2015 and has been in and out of the side this season.
He’d be a superb player to bring in due to his versatility, but he’d also some longevity due to his age. I think he’s a brilliant little player who could start at right-back for most club sides in the world, and it would be a good time to bring him in as Antonio Valencia isn’t getting any younger. It’d allow Aurier some time to bed in and get used to the rigours of the Premier League.
I’m of the opinion that he’d get plenty of playing time even if Valencia were to stay, purely because of the huge left-back problems we have right now as Mourinho seemingly hasn’t settled on a first-choice.
We also have to factor in that he’ll have a familiar face at the club with him in the form of Eric Bailly. The pair will have played together for their country multiple times together, and I’m sure our centre-back would be willing to help him settle in.