Man United are weighing up a potential move for young midfielder, Ryan Gravenberch.
It feels weird to suggest that this Manchester United squad is still in need of a major overhaul, despite vast amounts of money being spent by the Old Trafford club recently.
Players are needed in practically every position, which speaks volumes about just how bad our recruitment has been over the last decade or so.
I’ve always been a firm believer in United getting back to their roots and putting trust in younger, lesser known signings and nurturing their talent – rather than making big-money moves for marquee players who come in with the weight of the world on their shoulders.
Which is why I was happy this morning, when I read this morning that United were looking at Ajax midfielder Ryan Gravenberch.
The claim comes from The Athletic, who reckon that United are considering a summer move to sign the 19-year-old midfielder.
Gravenberch has emerged as an Ajax regular over the last couple of seasons, improving his overall game on a week-by-week basis.
Although United are keen on potentially making a move at the end of this season, they should approach Gravenberch with caution. That’s because he apparently prefers a move elsewhere, namely to Bayern Munich… That’s due to his agent (Mino Raiola), having strong connections with the Bavarian club.
I’m always wary when Raiola is involved as he always chases the money rather than looking at what’s actually best for the player. Gravenberch, though, is definitely worth chasing if the Old Trafford club genuinely believe he’s gettable.
He’d provide that youthful spark that our midfield needs, while working under Erik ten Hag could be a genuine possibility of United do decide to bring in the current Ajax manager this summer.
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