The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern were surprised earlier this week when they heard reports linking the club with a move for Aaron Ramsey. According to the Daily Star, Mourinho is plotting a move to bring him to the club this summer – leaving our resident Red Devils divided.
Indeed, that uncertainty appears to be shared by most of the Man Utd fan base. Our landlord recently polled fans on the prospect of Ramsey – who is rated at £36 million by Transfer Markt – moving to Old Trafford, and it doesn’t appear as though they can agree.
A majority of fans would like to see him join, at 54%, but that’s hardly a significant enough response to suggest unanimous support. In contrast, 46% of fans don’t want to see him at Old Trafford – and so Jose Mourinho won’t really be able to win in this pursuit.
There are, of course, benefits to signing Ramsey. He’s proven in the Premier League, and he’d be able to take the strain off of Paul Pogba in the heart of the midfield. Providing fantastic energy and a goalscoring threat, he can provide some traits that are otherwise unique through their midfield.
However, it must be noted that he hasn’t exactly been a standout figure at the Emirates over the last few years. Inconsistency has been a real problem in his game, and whilst he’d certainly offer something, there may well be better-suited options elsewhere.
Either way, Mourinho certainly has a big decision on his hands, and unfortunately for him, whichever way he decides to go, he’ll be facing a frustrated set of fans.
Man Utd fans – thoughts?
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