The January transfer window has now once again opened and Manchester United fans will be hoping for the club to make some new signings.
As United host Aston Villa at Old Trafford, at this stage last season, the Red Devils signed superstar Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon for a reported fee of £46 million-plus add-ons. It’s fair to say the rest is history as the Portuguese has single-handedly transformed the club. 25 goals and 16 assists since his arrivals has thrown him in amidst the best players in the world.
Can Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side make another worldly signing in this transfer window? Let’s see who they could sign this transfer window.
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Reports have recently linked Norwich City right-back, Max Aarons, with the club. The 20-year old defender was linked with Bayern Munich and Barcelona all summer but United could be set to jump the queue.
The club is said to be looking to add more competition in for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, especially with Diogo Dalot on-loan at AC Milan. In the draw against Leicester, Victor Lindelof deputised in that role and with a busy fixture list, it is a position United could look to sort.
Aarons has started all 22 games in the Championship for the Canaries this season after establishing himself as a starter last season.
Since Cristiano Ronaldo left Old Trafford, the right-wing position has lacked authority and quality at the club. The club in the summer window, failed in their attempts to lure top transfer target Jadon Sancho and Ousmane Dembele to the club from Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona respectively.
Mason Greenwood’s inconsistency and learning potential have continued the calls for an attacking option on the right side of the United midfield but it seems United could turn their attention away from Sancho, especially after a poor start to the season.
Bayer Leverkusen’s Leon Bailey is an attractive option for the club, scoring nine times and assisting seven in the opening 19 games this season. The 23-year old is under contract with the club until 2023 but is valued at around £40 million compared to Sancho’s £120 million asking price.
The Jamaican international provides a credible world-class threat with his ability to use both feet and pace adding to his versatility to play on either wing.
Undoubtedly a player of high quality, Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford. The England international was priced out of a move after United were unwilling to spend in the region of £100 million to sign him.
Despite signing a new five-year contract in September, the 25-year-old continues to be strongly linked with the club and has been in excellent form this season; scoring six times and registering eight games.
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