Although Manchester United haven’t signed a player yet this summer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s intention seems clear to me. I feel as though he’s trying to get this club back on track by bringing a youthful exuberance to the squad.
Already during this transfer window, practically every player we’ve been linked with has youth on their side. Today, another teenager’s name has been thrown into the ring.
The report comes from Portugal, namely Sapo (translated by the Daily Star), who says that United had scouts present to watch Joao Felix – as the 19-year-old scored a goal, helping Sporting Lisbon secure a 4-1 league victory.
United weren’t alone watching him, though, with several European clubs also named.
Sporting aren’t planning on letting Felix leave on the cheap, though, having already rejected £75million offers from Juventus and others. Apparently, they’re holding out for £100m+…
The teenager attacking midfielder is held in high regard and there may well be a bidding war over his signature during the next few months. I’d like United to get in amongst it, but I’d be wary of overpaying – particularly given how badly we’ve done in the transfer market over the last few years.
I’d much prefer to see players arrive who have played in the Premier League before as that definitely decreases the risk factor.