Manchester United are reportedly considering to make a move for an Arsenal star as the club looking to bring in reinforcements
Manchester United have had a lackluster time at the ongoing transfer window. The Red Devils have not yet been able to strengthen their squad with quality players. The club has only managed to sign Donny van de Beek from Ajax Amsterdam and has failed to sign several of their targets including Jadon Sancho, Gareth Bale, and Sergio Reguilon.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated that his present side requires certain tweaks to challenge the best teams in Europe. United had made impactful signings last season as the likes of Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Bruno Fernandes helped the team achieve a 3rd place finish in the Premier League.
According to new reports, The Red Devils are willing to make a move for Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles. The 23-year-old has been more of a makeshift player at the Emirates Stadium. The English midfielder has often shown his versatility by operating at positions like right-back, left-back, central midfield, a defensive midfielder. However, despite offering such versatility, the English midfielder has no fixed role in the starting eleven.
Last season, Maitland-Niles managed to make 20 appearances for the north London Club. The Englishman has been handed more of a bench role in the present squad. The appointment of Mikel Arteta did provide a new lease of life for the 23-year-old as the player started in Arteta’s first five league games at right-back.
However, the English international lost his place to their first choice right-back Hector Bellerin. The midfielder is presently a makeshift player at the Emirates Stadium and has occasionally been deployed as a left-wing back in the 3-4-3 formation.
Manchester United is in dire need of new signings and is already working to bring players like Jadon Sancho, Alex Telles, and Ousmane Dembele. The addition of a versatile player like Maitland-Niles will definitely add to the bench strength of the team.
The Arsenal midfielder can bolster the United midfield which already has the presence of players like Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, and Donny van de Beek. The Red Devils are yet to make an official announcement about the player even though sources are suggesting that a deal between both clubs has been finalized for the 23-year-old.
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