Credit where it’s due, Odion Ighalo has been a brilliant addition for this Red Devils squad. However, is he the long-term solution? Probably not…
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shown an early tendency to priorities the signing of young players – which does make sense. However, the odd bit of experience here and there is never a bad thing.
After losing Romelu Lukaku last summer, and it looking pretty likely that Ighalo isn’t going to remain, other targets must be identified; enter Wissam Ben Yedder.
The story came from L’Equipe on April 26th, who claim that United are interested in signing the 19-goal striker who has played excellently for the Principality club this season.
However, the Reds won’t have it all their own way as they’ll face competition from Premier League rival Arsenal, who are also keen.
Ben Yedder was part of that Sevilla squad who dumped Jose Mourinho’s United out of the Champions League a few seasons ago. In fact, the Frenchman came off the bench to score in that game and seal our fate.
What I like about Ben Yedder is the fact that he’s two-footed and experienced. This is a guy who knows what it takes to play at the highest level, while his versatility will be a massive plus for Solskjaer.
I can’t imagine he’d be too expensive due to his age, while Ben Yedder is a player who can drop in and out of the line-up on a game-by-game basis. Right now, this is exactly what United need…