Transfer market shuts on 5th October and Manchester United have around two weeks to address graving concern over the lack of transfers.
United have confirmed only one deal until now- Donny Van de Beek. Comparing it to their rivals Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool and Arsenal, United look poor and indecisive.
However, reliable transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that United are still in the market to buy a right-winger, left-back and possibly a center-back.
The Jadon Sancho transfer saga is going on for so long. United’s refusal to meet Borussia Dortmund’s €120m asking price has stalled the deal. United identified Sancho’s alternatives in Ivan Perisic and Douglas Costa but there are no concrete talks about it.
In the left-back department, Luke Shaw’s injury record makes him unreliable and Bradon Williams is too inexperienced to take a starting role. United lost battles to sign Ben Chilwell and Sergio Reguilon. To add an insult, both of these players joined rival clubs – Chelsea and Spurs respectively.
Currently, they are in talks to sign Alex Telles from Porto. A surprise introduction into the picture is Rayan Ait Nouri. Ait Nouri’s agent Jorge Mendes is pushing for a move to the Theatre of Dreams.
A center-back is a necessity too. Romano hints that United could sign someone in that area. However, all center-back linked to United are unavailable. Gabriel Magalhaes snubbed United for Arsenal. Kalidou Koulibaly and Dayot Upamecano are other options.