Erik Ten Hag’s Manchester United have had a remarkable season. The Premier League club finished 3rd on the points table. Also, the Red Devils were able to win silverware this season. The Old Trafford-based club won the FA Cup final against Newcastle United; landing the club their first trophy in over 6 years.
Manchester United are looking in formidable form. All their departments are firing in unions. However, there is one concern. The club is plagued with injuries to vital players at the wrong time. Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane, Donny Van de Beek, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and many others missed important games this season due to serious injuries. Ensuring these important players are injury-free is a huge challenge for Ten Hag.
To make matters easy for the club, Erik Ten Hag will be looking to bolster his squad with some new faces. There have been rumours that Ten Hag is looking to bring England star Harry Kane to Manchester United. Just imagine what would happen when this happens. The Internet would definitely break. Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane linking up to provide goals for Manchester United. A sight to behold!!!
Under Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United have definitely improved a lot. They have started playing attacking football and are looking a real threat to Premier League champions Manchester City. However, they can’t become champions until they develop a “champion squad”.
In this article, we will have a look at the top players Manchester United will be looking to target this transfer season.
Harry Kane | ST | Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur endured another season without a trophy. The last time Tottenham Hotspurs won any prestigious tournament was way back in 2008. Such a long time. However, Harry Kane, the current skipper of the England football team doesn’t want to rely on individual laurels. He has expressed many times that he wants to win trophies.
Numerous teams have expressed interest in him as a result of his achievements, but Manchester United is desperately interested in signing the England captain.
Manchester United are looking for a proper striker. Since Cristiano Ronaldo left the club, they have been left without a striker. Bringing Kane to the club will help fill that void. However, it won’t be easy. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also trying to get the superstar to sign for their team.
To bring Kane to United, the club must overcome his rumoured £90 million asking price, which is a barrier.
Market Value: €89.8M
Mason Mount | CM | Chelsea
Another England star is on Manchester United’s radar. Once considered Chelsea’s star boy, Mason Mount has fallen out of reckoning in the Blues lineup.
With the Frenkie de Jong signing not going as per the plan, Manchester United will look to bring Mason Mount to the club. Mount’s contract with Chelsea expires in the summer of 2024 and the club would want to avoid losing him for free next year.
Although Mount’s form has dropped in the recent campaign, he has been a crucial player for the Blues over the past four seasons.
Bringing Mount to Old Trafford will strengthen United’s midfield. Imagine Bruno Fernandes, Mason Mount and Marcus Rashford; all three in unison in a match!!!!
Market Value: €68.9M
Illan Meslier | GK | Leeds United
With David de Gea not being at his absolute best, Manchester United will be looking to bring in a world-class goalkeeper who can be the difference between the two sides during the game. Illan Meslier, who joined Leeds United in the summer of 2020, has been identified as one of the primary targets for Manchester United.
David de Gea is currently in talks to extend his contract with United willing to give £ 250,000 a week, a significant reduction from his current wage of £ 375,000 a week. The Spaniard has to accept a pay cut in order to extend his stay at Old Trafford.
Leeds United have been relegated to The Championship this season after having a disastrous season. And Meslier will be looking to play for a Premier League club. The deal looks solid with both parties getting what they want.
Market Value: €28.6M
Declan Rice | CDM | West Ham United
One player that is on the list of Manchester United for long is West Ham United skipper Declan Rice. Primarily a centre-half, Rice has progressed to a midfield role at West Ham United. He has performed brilliantly to earn 7 caps for England and possibly even upstaging Eric Dier to a permanent spot under Gareth Southgate.
Still only 24, Rice has a glorious future ahead of him in the Premier League and is waiting to be swept up by a top side. United could be that club with a reported fee of around £70m.
Bagging the superstar’s sign won’t be easy as big clubs like Chelsea and Arsenal are after the superstar. Will United be able to sign Rice? Only time will tell.
Market Value: €62.5M
Kim Min-Jae | DF | Napoli
Napoli defender Kim Min-Jae is making the headlines for his physical ability and strong man-marking skills. Manchester United will be looking to sign the Napoli defender. It is believed that United’s management has made it clear to the representatives of Napoli defender Kim Min-Jae that they are interested in signing him.
With former skipper Harry Maguire not getting regular game time, it is believed that he is leaving the club for Tottenham Hotspur. Min-Jae signing for Manchester United will be good news as it will help Ten Hag execute his style of gameplay with freedom. However, the Red Devils need to be wary of Chelsea who are also on the lookout for signing a good defensive option.
Market Value: €25M
Manchester United is a strong club with good players and a terrific manager in the form of Erik Ten Hag. But they need new faces to win trophies. Do you think Manchester United should bring any other players to the club to once again become “Champions of Europe”? If so, comment down your answers in the comment box.