The Lowdown: Midfield options
Erik ten Hag has made three signings so far this summer, but he is yet to bolster his holding or central midfield ranks.
It appears to be an area the club wants to strengthen, with United agreeing on a deal with Barcelona for Frenkie de Jong. A move has proven complicated on the player’s side, though, which has led to links of alternative targets.
The Latest: United links
After discussing interest in both De Jong and Wolves’ Ruben Neves, Sky Sports journalist Reddy told The Transfer Show that ‘the other name loosely floated’ has been Sanches.
The journalist stated that the player is better as a box-to-box midfielder instead of an anchor but isn’t too sure of a move to Old Trafford at this moment in time.
The Verdict: One to watch?
Sanches at Old Trafford?
Yes, get him in!
No, not good enough!
The Portugal international is still just 24 years of age but already has plenty of experience at the highest level with the likes of Benfica, Bayern Munich and Lille.
Therefore, he could be a shrewd addition at Old Trafford to fill a problem area, and who knows, a move could also be fairly cheap given his contract situation.
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