Manchester United will turn to Premier League rivals Leicester City as they look to sign a right winger in the coming months.
Manchester United missed out on the services of Jadon Sancho this summer as they were unable to materialize their interest in him. The Borussia Dortmund ace was open to moving to the Old Trafford over some other fine suitors, but the Red Devils failed in meeting his price tag and the Bundesliga side was hesitant in providing any discounts on the fee.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side has underperformed this season, one of the reasons being the absence of a natural right winger. Daniel James is the only option that the Norwegian has at its disposal for is most comfortable playing out-wide. On the other hand, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata have all been used in the position.
Sancho continues to be on the club’s radar, but they may be unable to afford him at 120 million pounds. In addition to that, it’s evident that Manchester United do require rebuilding in several areas of the pitch and therefore, signing a cheaper option may be fruitful. Hence, Leicester City’s Harvey Barnes has been considered, Daily Star claims.
Harvey Barnes is a key figure in the Foxes line-up and has been incredible under Brendan Rodgers. The 22-year-old has already notched five times this season in all competitions for Leicester and been called up by Gareth Southgate for England duty. Needless to say, he is an asset for them but if United come calling, denying a move may be difficult for the player.
Leicester City have named their asking price for the promising talent- 60 million pounds- but it remains to be seen which route Manchester United take. As such, Sancho is a proven player for several years and has joined the illustrious players of Europe, Eden Hazard and Lionel Messi, in 2018/19 to be the only player to score and assist over 10 in a league season.
In addition to that, both players being talked about are of similar age and have time by their side- in fact, Sancho is two years younger. Besides the on-field factors, the former Manchester City academy product will also be more marketable given that he is already considered a top player in the footballing world- a mix which United will be favoured by.
Between Barnes and Sancho, who do you think is the better options for the Red Devils?