At present, our resident Manchester United fans are completing something of a daily ritual here in the Football Transfer Tavern.
Every morning around 10pm, a series of Red Devils fans arrive at the bar on their smartphones, constantly trawling Twitter and the various news outlets to catch the latest on Ilkay Gundogan’s impending move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United.
There is intense speculation that the German international will be Louis van Gaal’s second big name arrival at Old Trafford this summer following the news released a few weeks ago that Memphis Depay will be their first incoming in preparation for the 2015/16 campaign.
With United still favourites to clinch the signature of Gundogan and no rival interest in sight, our resident Red Devils are purring over the idea of a midfield that includes the German in tandem with Ander Herrera, Daley Blind and Angel Di Maria.
Gundogan is a box-to-box midfielder revered for his energetic running ability and stamina although United fans will hope that he has overcome his injury troubles prior to sealing his potential switch to Old Trafford.
If like we are led to believe that Gundogan’s transfer is now a mere formality, who else could be joining him in Manchester next season however?
Click on Ander Herrera below to reveal the 5 Manchester United transfers waiting to happen after Ilkay Gundogan’s arrival.