Out of the Carabao Cup, the Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are eager to forget their loss against Bristol City last month and focus on rumours and reports during one of the busiest times of year for football fans.
Indeed, while the Red Devils aren’t usually at their busiest during the New Year sales, the manner in which they’ve fallen behind Manchester City in the Premier League title race has the punters propping up our bar eager for some new additions. With that in mind, reports from the Daily Mail have proven rather interesting.
Within their transfer column, they claim United remain keen on a move for Fulham defender Ryan Sessegnon, though are reportedly well aware they could face strong competition from the likes of Tottenham Hotspur. The 17-year-old full-back is one of the most exciting talents in European football and would be a long-term heir to Patrice Evra at Old Trafford, despite the recent return of form for Luke Shaw.
Though Luke Shaw has been impressing of late, Ryan Sessegnon is a truly massive talent and someone who could fill United’s full-back position for years to come. We’ve seen just how important top operators in that area have become in the modern game, so any transfer outlay would surely be worth it.