Manchester United are reportedly looking to strengthen four key areas of the squad in the summer transfer window as per the report in the English outlet The Athletic.
The Red Devils are eyeing a squad overhaul, with Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Edinson Cavani are expected to leave the club at the end of this season. Along with them, Anthony Martial, Donny Van De Beek, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata’s futures are also hanging in the air.
According to the report, a striker, two midfielders and a right-winger are the four areas where Manchester United believe they need strengthening in the summer. Harry Kane is reportedly on the Red Devils’ wishlist in order to solve the goal-scoring issues.
The report further claims that Spurs could be tempted to cash in on their star man in summer whose current contract will expire in 2024. The north London club might ask a fee of around £100 million for the 28-year-old.
Meanwhile, the midfield position is also a point of concern for Manchester United. The interim boss Ralf Rangnick stressed the necessity of strengthening the midfield department. And West Ham United star Declan Rice is the player who is linked with a move to the Old Trafford stadium.
Manchester United need to strengthen their midfield department and signing a new striker will also be a shrewd decision from the Red Devils’ hierarchy. However, the aforementioned English duo might cost a fortune for the record Premier League champions and they might struggle to pull off deals for both of them.
On the other hand, Manchester United will be rebuilding their squad under a new manager next season and signing younger players would be the right decision. Spending over £100 million for Harry Kane who is approaching his 30s will show the inability of the Red Devils’ hierarchy to learn from their previous mistakes.
Meanwhile, West Ham have slapped a whopping £150 million price tag on their star man Declan Rice and Manchester United might struggle to price out the Englishman from the capital. So, the record Premier League champions should look elsewhere in order to solve their midfield problems.
Manchester United are in danger of missing out on securing a place in the Champions League next season. And if they fail to finish in the top four spot in the Premier League then that will be a big blow for Manchester United financially.