Manchester United have been busy making moves ahead of the 2020/21 Premier League season by signing Odion Ighalo.
Ighalo’s deal was initially due to end on 31 May but he will now stay with the Red Devils until 30 January 2021 after the club sorted out an agreement with Shanghai Shenhua.
Despite the coronavirus crisis getting in the way of a long-term rebuild, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has remained defiant, as reports recently emerged that United are interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen ace Kai Havertz.
However, former Bayern Munich star Dietmar Hamann has urged the 20-year-old to join Premier League rivals Chelsea instead.
Speaking to Sky Germany (as relayed by The Mirror), the ex-Germany midfielder said: “United has lost its appeal in recent years. They have been the measure of things for many years, they are still the largest club in England, but they have major internal problems.
“If there was a player on the market in the past, Manchester United was the first point of contact for years. I believe that is no longer the case today.
“When a player like Kai Havertz changes clubs and signs somewhere for five years, the long-term perspective is more important than participating in the Champions League next season. Perspective is important for a player, but Manchester has been in a vacuum for years.”
He concluded: “On the other hand, if I look at Chelsea, they have a coach with Frank Lampard who did a great job for the club as a player – and I have the feeling that the Blues are growing again.”
If, as the pundit suggests, the Red Devils were unable to attract the best players in the world, then it is unlikely that Sancho would be interested in joining them. However, this doesn’t appear to be the case, as Dortmund have reportedly accepted that it is only a matter of time before he leaves the club.
Admittedly, the club’s longstanding interest in Sancho could jeopardise a potential move for Havertz, as it is doubtful the board will be able to buy both young prospects in the transfer market, especially considering the economic uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
All things considered, it is fair to say that Solskjaer is in quite a predicament and supporters will have to wait and see which players will arrive at Old Trafford in the weeks to come.
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