Paul Pogba? Injured. Scott McTominay? Injured. For Manchester United, the midfield problems are mounting up. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must seriously be contemplating investing in the playing squad during the January transfer window.
The Red Devils are being linked with names aplenty, though over the last 24 hours, a new face has been thrown into the mix; Boubakary Soumare.
According to Sky Sports News, United are chasing the 20-year-old midfielder, though they’ll face competition from both Chelsea and Arsenal.
The story also adds that Soumare is likely to be sold by his current club Lille this month. Apparently, a deal could be done in the next ten days, though the Ligue 1 side would prefer to keep ahold of the midfielder for their game against Paris Saint-Germain on January 26th if they can…
Sky describes Soumare as a box-to-box midfielder built in the mould of Paul Pogba. The France U21 international currently has two-and-a-half years left on his contract.
Normally, the problem in January is finding players of sufficient quality who are actually available for transfer. Lille expects Soumare to be on the move which definitely plays into United’s hands.
Time is on Soumare’s side which also fits into Solskjaer’s mould of signing younger players, though beating out both Chelsea and Arsenal may prove tricky.