After it was introduced that Manchester United have agreed a £65 million deal to take Atalanta’s Rasmus Hojlund away from Bergamo, Erik Ten Hag will need to preserve the strain on in securing his midfield goal forward of the Premier
Three massive items of the puzzle have been delivered to Outdated Trafford this summer time: Andre Onana, because the membership’s first alternative goalkeeper, Mason Mount, as Ten Hag’s main midfielder to roam as a sophisticated eight, and Rasmus Hojlund, a much-needed centre ahead to steer the road.
With these three within the backbone, Manchester United followers ought to really feel extra relaxed going into the season understanding the majority of their membership’s enterprise is completed. It’s a far cry from how the Pink Devils have often operated, leaving issues of nice significance to the final minute, and so it’s a welcome change for supporters this summer time.
One identify that continues to be on the tip of everybody’s tongue is that of Sofyan Amrabat. The midfielder, who led his Morrocco crew to a World Cup semi-final, the primary African nation to ever have achieved so, is in the marketplace this summer time and ACF Fiorentina are relying on receiving provides.
With the probably departures of each Fred and Scott McTominay – which indicators a really deliberate change of the previous guard at Manchester United – Ten Hag desires to usher in one other midfielder to ensure rotation is accessible with high quality in depth.
Kobbie Mainoo, the younger 18 yr previous who has been on the membership’s tour of America, is sadly injured till finish of September, which comes as an enormous blow to followers who noticed him excel of their pre-season friendlies.
Mainoo can slot in as a quantity six, eight or 10 and has proven his calmness and composure on the ball towards some prime stage opposition. His absence shall be a detrimental for Ten Hag going into the season, however additional incentivises the membership to signal a midfielder on account of it.
No matter each McTominay, who’s topic to curiosity from West Ham and is valued at £40 million, and Fred, who Turkish facet Galatasaray are pushing laborious for, leaving this summer time, Manchester United, fairly clearly, want to return into the market and signal a flexible midfielder.
Amrabat is simply that. An ideal Casemiro substitute ought to he be wanted, the Morrocco worldwide can even play extra superior as an eight, with a implausible breadth of technical expertise and skill to select the correct move on the proper time.
At 26, quickly to be 27, he matches into the philosophy of what the membership are in search of: gamers who’re hungry to succeed in the highest of the sport. Manchester United are shifting away from the mannequin of luring gamers to Outdated Trafford with money incentives, however extra so attracting those that are displaying a want to signify the crew beneath Ten Hag.
Amrabat can be an excellent signing and would complement the present midfield choices that the Dutch supervisor has at his disposal. At round £25 million, Manchester United won’t discover a higher choice this summer time.