It is not a surprise that Manchester United are looking to sign a midfielder this summer. Bruno Fernandes’ arrival made things easy for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but not easy enough. The Portuguese midfielder is superb but cannot play every game. From next season, United play four competitions simultaneously, making it two games per week. They need depth. Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira are not suitable for the role.
The Red Devils were keeping tabs on Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish earlier this season. However, after Villa managed to avoid relegation, their asking price for Grealish has fired up. Villa are in a string negotiation position right now.
The Aston Villa captain was the club’s standout performer this season and played a key role in their campaign.
His performances have seen him become one of the most sought-after players in the league, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to make him a key figure in his new-look attack, along with Jadon Sancho.
But, with Villa valuation surrounding the bracket of £70m, United could turn their heads. According to The Evening Standard, United are evaluating Donny van de Beek from Ajax instead.
Previously linked to Real Madrid, van de Beek is looking for an exit after seeing Matthijs de Ligt, Hakim Ziyech and Frenkie de Jong move on.
With the lack of funds an issue, it would be rather smart of Manchester United to sign Donny Van De Beek from Ajax instead, who for the past 2-3 seasons has lit up Europe with his stunning performances for the Dutch side.