Manchester United have a big decision to make. It’s emerged that Matt Judge has contacted Eduardo Camavinga, Saul Niguez and Ruben Neves’ representatives about potentially moving to Old Trafford this summer. But, with funds limited, all three won’t be making the move.
Manchester United’s season ended on a low note in May.
They lost to Villarreal in the Europa League final, meaning they’ve now gone four years and waiting without a trophy.
Immediately after that result, Solskjaer called for the Glazers to back him. He admitted the club needed reinforcements to close the gap on rivals such as Manchester City and Chelsea.
“I’ve been delighted with the effort, the desire, the determination of all of the players, I can’t fault them at all,” Solskjaer said at full time.
“We’ve probably done as well as anyone could imagine.
“We are here now, we need to do better, we need to work better, work harder, cleverer. But as I said two or three players to strengthen the starting XI and the squad all together is important for us to go even further.
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Now, a midfielder is up next.
ESPN say that Judge is in talks with the representatives of Camavinga, Saul and Neves amid uncertainty over their futures at Rennes, Atletico Madrid and Wolves respectively.
And, now, United have a big decision to make.
Camavinga is arguably the most-exciting name on the shortlist, an 18-year-old with two years of regular football under his belt already.
He’s also made three appearances for France throughout his career so far and is expected to soon become a regular fixture in the heart of Didier Deschamps’ midfield.
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But the problem is, he’d prefer a move elsewhere.
Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have both been touted as preferred destinations for the midfielder and United don’t want any players to join who aren’t fully committed.
Then, there’s Saul.
Rejected during Louis van Gaal’s time in charge, the Spain international has been a consistent performer for Atletico under Diego Simeone.
He’s won two La Liga titles with the club and there’s a sense the Premier League would suit him, allowing him to test himself at even higher level.
But with Liverpool and Barcelona keen too, can United really afford to become embroiled in a bidding war? Especially when the summer has been such a success already?
Then there’s Neves.
Premier League proven, Portuguese and a majestic passer, it’s certainly understandable that United are monitoring the situation of the Wolves star.
Yet with Wolves demanding £30m, that might be too steep. The Glazers’ pit of cash isn’t bottomless and, having spent the bulk of the budget already, there’s not much left.
So, now, United have a decision to make.
Who do they go for? Who is the right fit? And who has the potential to end their agonising wait for Premier League glory?