Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly looking to appoint Liverpool’s former transfer expert Michael Edwards in order to revamp their transfer team as per the report in the English outlet Daily Mail.
The 42-year-old joined the Merseyside club back in 2011 as the chief analyst before establishing himself as the sporting director. The Englishman played a key role behind the scenes in the Reds’ success in recent campaigns.
Manchester United are looking to restructure their club under the new CEO Richard Arnold and he has indicated that he would like to distance himself from involving in the transfer business, unlike the former CEO Ed Woodward. Therefore, the football director John Murtough is taking care of the transfer business this summer.
The Red Devils are keen on adding Michael Edwards to their transfer team, which will be led by the football director John Murtough. However, it will be interesting to see whether the Englishman would want to join the Old Trafford stadium, given his links with Liverpool.
It is good to see that Manchester United have finally understood the need of bringing an experienced transfer expert in order to help the manager in the transfer business.
When all the elite football clubs already have experienced candidates in their transfer department for more than a decade, the Red Devils are finally starting to realize the importance of a transfer guru.
As a consequence of that Manchester United have shown incompetence in their transfer movements as they usually struggle to purchase a player when there is competition from different teams.
Meanwhile, they are very slow in getting things done in the transfer market. The Frenkie de Jong deal is the perfect example of that as despite spending more than one month in this deal, they are yet to get this deal over the line.