It seems as though a Manchester United move for Aaron Wan-Bissaka is all-but official. Now, the Red Devils are looking at other potential targets.
One of several glaring holes in the team right now is midfield. There’s no doubt about it that the 20-time Premier League champions need to sign at least one midfielder – particularly after Ander Herrera chose to walk away for free.
According to the Evening Standard, the highly-rated Newcastle man Sean Longstaff is on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s list, with United set to make a formal bid for the midfielder.
Furthermore, the Evening Standard state that United are ‘convinced’ that the 21-year-old midfielder wants to make the switch to Old Trafford – despite publicly declaring his loyalties to Newcastle.
Apparently, Solskjaer wants Longstaff to be part of his rebuild, with the Baby Faced Assassin believing the Newcastle man will develop into a top-class midfielder.
United have had scouts extensively watching Longstaff, believing they’ve spotted a star of the future while hoping that £25million should be enough to get the deal done.
I genuinely feel a move could be tricky this summer – solely due to the fact that Longstaff is currently out injured. He’s a top talent, make no mistake about it, and the way he single-handedly bossed Manchester City’s midfield before the turn of the year was just sheer class.
It could be a bargain at £25million but he will need time to develop and grow as a player. I liken Longstaff’s style to Michael Carrick, and if he does make the move to Manchester, it’s fair to say he’ll have some huge shoes to fill…