Manchester United had a dire summer transfer window. Jose Mourinho was only able to lure three new faces to the Theatre of Dreams.
It seems as though the effects of that poor period are already playing out on the pitch. It could well cost the self-proclaimed Special One his job…
The Red Devils are trying to right those wrongs, however. According to Devon Live, United are amongst a whole of European clubs, including FC Barcelona, Manchester City and Spurs, chasing a move for Lille superstar, Nicolas Pepe.
Apparently, the Ligue 1 side have already turned down a £33million bid for Pepe, 23, with more bids expected.
However, the forward only signed a five-year contract just last summer, so Lille holds all the cards. They are under no immediate pressure to sell, if they choose to part with him at all…
In these situations, it tends to be the highest bidder wins. United, financially, can compete with anyone. They chose not to do that in the summer. When January rolls around, it’d probably be wise to right those wrongs, particularly if the hierarchy want Champions League football on display next season as we’re already looking way off the pace.
As for Pepe, it’d be a gamble. He’s young and unproven in this league. Personally, I’d much prefer United to chase experienced Premier League players at this point.