Manchester United need new signings before the season starts, with interest in Valencia midfielder Uros Racic now coming to the fore…
After signing Donny van de Beek, it has all gone pretty quiet on the Red Devils’ transfer front. With gaping holes all over the squad, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to be backed by the United board.
A move for Jadon Sancho has gone pretty quiet, with fans expecting to see United linked with another right-winger. Instead, it looks as though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is targeting another midfield player…
The story comes from journalist Hector Gomez, who took to Twitter to confirm United like Valencia’s Uros Racic.
Apparently, United interest in the 22-year-old defensive midfielder has been ‘confirmed by the player’s environment’. Gomez does stress that no £27.7m (€30m) bid has been made at this stage.
Gomez ends by adding ‘let’s see’ if United firm up their interest with an official bid.
Check out his tweet here:
Despite United needing a centre-back, right-winger and possibly another striker, it does seem odd that they’re looking at signing another defensive-midfielder. We have both Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay who can do that job. Even Fred and Donny van de Beek can play in there if needs be…
I’m not going to beat around the bush. Racic isn’t a player I’ve ever heard of. He’s 22 and has been at Valencia since 2018. He’s never played a senior game for the La Liga outfit.
I don’t doubt his ability, after all, Solskjaer has been excellent when it comes to identifying players. I just think other areas need to be strengthened first. Racic would be a gamble, and an unnecessary one at this stage.
If we go into the season without proper back-up for Anthony Martial up top, or a partner for Harry Maguire, we’re in serious trouble. This is a season where we’ll be playing two games a week for the majority of it. Players will get injured, they’ll be tired, they’ll need rest.
Don’t forget we’re in four competitions, too. It’s going to be hard to compete on all fronts unless a few new faces are added – but only in the right areas.
For now, I’ll pass on Uros Racic.