Manchester United had to sit back and watch one of their biggest European rivals land one of the most highly regarded young players in the game this week as Frenkie De Jong joined Barcelona.
The Dutch youngster joined the Catalan outfit in a mega money move from Ajax to put to bed murmurs of a move to England, and it once again represented just what the lure of playing for one of the big two in Spain can do to young players.
For United, whether they were ever in a position to sign De Jong remains unknown, but we here in the Tavern feel it’s a blow, and going forward they cannot afford to keep missing out on the top young talent.
That’s why we feel they should make their move now for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, who has been in tremendous form for the Ligue 1 outfit this term and enhanced his reputation further than ever.
United can simply not afford to keep allowing the best young talent to slip through the net, and the £4om-rated star certainly falls into that category.
Aouar is a class act with the ball at his feet, and has added goals and assists to his game this year too, with the midfielder already notching six times this term and adding three assists too.
Capable of playing in the middle or drifting out to the left hand side if need be, the Frenchman is another exciting talent that comes from a long list of players of a similar nature in the last few years.
De Jong might have got away for now, but Aouar is there to be snapped up, and United should waste little time in adding him to their ranks.
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