Over the last five or so months, Manchester United have lost both Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera. The Red Devils need to bring in at least one midfield reinforcement as a result.
According to the Evening Standard, the player United are eyeing is Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff.
Apparently, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels the talented 21-year-old will ‘develop into a top-class all-round midfielder’, identifying Longstaff as ‘one of a host of emerging British talents’ who the Baby Faced Assassin wants to bring to Old Trafford during this transfer window.
What’s surprising to me is that the Evening Standard say a bid of around £25million would be enough to seal the deal. For such a promising young player, this seems like an absolute bargain.
Longstaff shown a real maturity beyond his years in high-pressure situations during the 2018/19 campaign, and if it wasn’t for the injury he suffered, I believe he’d have more of a well-known reputation. The fact that he’s now sitting out on the treatment table may actually, weirdly, play into the Red Devils’ hands.
United are desperate for a new holding midfielder. I liken Longstaff to Michael Carrick in terms of playing style, and I feel that from day one, the 21-year-old would be ready to play week-in-week-out football for the Reds. It seems like an absolute no-brainer.