The January transfer window is just a few days away now, and already talks have begun to intensify over who Manchester United may be looking to bring in to boost their top-four chances.
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The name on all Manchester United’s fans lips is Jadon Sancho. Borussia Dortmund have admitted throughout the season that the winger isn’t for sale, but United could offer a sizeable fee in their attempt to get the deal over the line. The Red Devils have already lost out to the German side with their attempt to bring in a new striker, but if they could strike a deal for Sancho, then that would certainly appease the United fans.
Sancho has become the first player this season to reach double figures in goals and assists, and he isn’t even 20 yet. The potential that Sancho has is undeniable, and he is only going to get better. United could make their move in January, but the summer is more likely.
The Aston Villa captain is another man that is reportedly on the United wish-list. The playmaker has singlehandedly managed to keep Villa’s survival bid alive this season, and it would be unlikely that he would turn his back on his boyhood club before the end of the season. However, if Villa are relegated at the end of the season, then United could capitalise and sign Grealish at a cut-price.
Grealish has already scored five goals this season and has made five assists. His creativity would be an asset in the attacking threat of Manchester United, as the Red Devils have continuously struggled to break down defences all season. His work rate would accurately fit the mould that Solskjaer is trying to implement on his side, and a summer move would be an exciting proposition for the Red Devils.
Instead, United could make a move for Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen. The Dane is out of contract at the end of the season, and United could pounce and get the attacking midfielder at a cut-price. United will have the capabilities of pulling off this deal, but it will likely hinge on whether Eriksen wants to come to United, or whether he has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid.
Eriksen has struggled throughout this season with his form, and that has largely been down to the talks surrounding his future. He hasn’t been given the game-time, and Spurs may look to move on the unsettled player in the winter. United could be expected to pay around the £30 million mark, and for a player of his quality that is a cheap price.