Manchester United are hoping to make a move for Liverpool’s key target from the ongoing transfer window and have agreed personal terms.
Manchester United, like they always are, have been in the summer transfer market with several players on their radar. Having already signed Donny van de Beek, they are now looking at Sergio Reguilon of Real Madrid, as well as his Welsh teammate Gareth Bale, who they see as an alternative to Jadon Sancho.
Apart from the trio, they have also been keeping tabs on Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara. The Spain international is also wanted by Liverpool, who are considered forerunners in a bid to land his signatures. With that said, the Reds had seemed to have been stuck in a stalemate with his current club over a suitable transfer fee.
Bayern Munich have been consistent with their demand and stated that they will not accept anything less than 30 million euros for the former Barcelona midfielder. Liverpool on the other hand believe there is no need to pay that kind of money, especially in the midst of a pandemic, when they can land their target for free a year later.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side has reported taken advantage of the slow negotiations and has agreed to a deal with the Spaniard, according to the Independent. The Red Devils seem ready to spend in the summer and may even steal Thiago from under their arch-rival’s eyes, but whether they need him right now continues to be a question.
United have one of the best midfields in the Premier League in Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek, whereas their backup players will include Fred and Nemanja Matic. At this point in time, the club does not require any more midfielders regardless of what they bring to the side and so, they must focus on a right winger and defenders.
The Red Devils get back to action over the next weekend as they take on Crystal Palace at the Old Trafford. Their target will be to win a piece of silverware at least this season around after failing to do so for three successive years. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s newest signing, van de Beek, will be crucial with his box-to-box characteristics.