Manchester United are desperately craving new talent, as the team’s form took a major hit following quite an impressive start to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure in charge of the Red Devils.
Now that the team has failed to reach the top 4 and hence qualify to this upcoming UEFA Champions League, they know they may not be in the mix for top-tier talents, but that doesn’t mean Solskjaer won’t try and dig deep in the market to strengthen his squad.
That’s why, according to The Mirror, Manchester United will try and make a run at Adrien Rabiot, a long time Red Devil target who’s not comfortable with the role he’s having at Paris Saint-Germain right now.
Rabiot would be a perfect replacement for Paul Pogba, should the Frenchman make his dream move to Real Madrid or a comeback to Juventus. Still, making a move to a team that’s bound to play the UEFA Europa League may not be of his best interests right now.
However, the report also claims Solskjaer’s main target for this upcoming summer window will be Nicolas Pepe, the 23-year-old striker that has taken the Ligue 1 by assault and that was also being scouted by other European giants.
The Red Devils would have to pay as much as 45 million for Pepe’s services, a sum that looks like a bargain considering the wonderkid has shown glimpses of greatness throughout the entire season.
Pepe can score with both feet and is great on the air as well, and with Romelu Lukaku’s future still up in the air, it would be wise of United to secure his signing before a UCL team makes a bid for him.
Yet, Solskjaer is going to have it quite tough to take this team back to their former self, especially with Tottenham, Liverpool, and City all ahead of them with better rosters and systems.