Manchester United must be trying to get rid of all the dead wood, but they have to stop their best players from leaving too. Sounds easy, right? Well, the club do like to make things pretty difficult. With that in mind, bringing in Youri Tielemans would give Paul Pogba the assurance it’d be worth sticking around at Old Trafford for years to come.
The 21-year-old has attracted attention during his loan at Leicester since January, and it’s easy to see why. The central midfielder has scored three and assisted five in 11 Premier League games. Indeed, at the start of last month, Het Laatste Nieuws, via the Mail Online, claimed there was interest in him from Old Trafford.
They also believe Leicester are hoping to sign him permanently for £40m, but United would surely be his favoured option. If he signs, it’d prove to Pogba that things are starting to change at United. Nemanja Matic out and Tielemans in is quite a jump.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to buy younger players to build his own squad over the next few years and signing Tielemans would be a great start. The Belgian international looks capable of going right to the top and that’s where United want to be once again.
Pogba is still United’s best player by a mile, and he’ll want assurances that things are going to change or he won’t stick around past summer. It’s not about the money, it’s ambition and these young, attack-minded signings could be the only way he’s persuaded to stay.
United are here to attack, attack, attack, after all…
Signing Tielemans would signal a culture change in United’s transfer strategy. It’d prove they’re building a team for the future and one that is moulded around Pogba.
If they get their man, it might just secure the services of their best player too.
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