According to Mundo Deportivo, Jose Mourinho is keen on bringing Chelsea’s Willian to Old Trafford.
Mourinho is seeking a reunion with the player he first brought to Stamford Bridge in 2013 by making him a Red Devil. Indeed, Willian is currently on duty with Brazil at the World Cup in Russia, where he has started in each to the Selecao’s four games so far.
Willian has been an asset to the Premier League since his arrival, bringing flair and joyously direct play to his Chelsea side. He would also be a decent addition to this United squad, valued as he is by Transfermarkt at £28.8 million.
For that kind of money, United could do better than the 29-year-old though.
Malcom, a compatriot of Willian, currently stars for Bordeaux in Ligue 1. At 21, he is ready now for bigger and better things.
He is a more traditional winger than Willian, but he replicates the Chelsea man’s superb close control and dribbling skills.
Like Willian, Malcom is a flair player who, if he were to arrive in Manchester, would delight the Old Trafford faithful with his tricks and flicks, desire to take on his opponents, and habit of showing them up with his blistering pace.
What’s more, United could do with a wide presence who doesn’t feel like a central striker shunted out there. Martial and Rashford, for instance, both look more comfortable when playing through the middle.
Malcom is specialist on the flanks, and has the legs that Antonio Valencia lost a while ago. It would take a greater outlay to bring Malcom to the club than Willian. Transfermarkt value him at £40.5 million, but United would be getting so much more for their money in the shape of the 21-year-old who could be marauding up the wing for the Red Devils for years to come.
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