English Premiership

Three players Solskjaer wants at United

2019-05-22 14:59
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Cape Town - Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly tracking two players currently plying their trade in the Premier League as he looks to overhaul his squad in the off-season.

Solskjaer is reportedly ready to oversee a major overhaul of his squad this off-season, with the team falling short of a top-four finish during 2018-19.

According to a report from the Daily Telegraph, the Norwegian has prioritised the signing of both Swansea winger Daniel James and Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff.

Solskjaer is keen on signing youthful, home-grown players and with Ander Herrera departing and Juan Mata’s future far from assured he will need to add at least two midfield players.

A report last week linked United with Longstaff but also stated that Newcastle has had no official approach for their prized young asset.

Longstaff, who was loaned to Blackpool last season, has enjoyed a breakthrough season under Rafael Benitez and has earned praise for his mature performances in the middle of the park.

Daniel James, meanwhile, had a stellar campaign for Swansea, scoring four goals and adding nine assists in 33 Championship appearances.

Reports have suggested that the Red Devils have agreed a £15 million fee over his transfer, but interest from Graham Potter at Brighton was also mentioned.

The Manchester Evening News are reporting that James has agreed personal terms ahead of a move, while they claim that United also hold interest in Crystal Palace star Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Antonio Valencia will leave the club this summer while Matteo Darmian could also depart, meaning Solskjaer needs cover at right-back.

Wan-Bissaka is apparently valued at £50 million by the south London club after having a stellar breakthrough season at Selhurst Park.

 

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