This transfer window has been different. No longer are Manchester United linked with the big-name, marquee signings. Instead, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is trying to invest in youth.
According to Sky Sports News, the Baby Faced Assassin is keen on adding young, home-grown talent to the squad in an effort to freshen things up.
Sky say that United are now interested in Newcastle United’s classy midfielder, Sean Longstaff.
Aged just 21, Longstaff broke through into the Magpies first-team this season with some mightily impressive performances, before his campaign was cut short after suffering knee ligament damage.
Although the article states that Newcastle are yet to receive an approach from the Red Devils, Solskjaer is eyeing a move for Longstaff, whose game I liken to Michael Carrick’s.
Understandably, the Tyneside-club aren’t wanting to part with Longstaff and they’re keen on extending his deal, but if United come in with an offer that’s too-good-to-turn-down, then perhaps Mike Ashley may be tempted to cash in.
This would be a perfect signing. Straight away Longstaff could come in and replace Nemanja Matic in that holding-midfield position while bringing that youthful exuberance to the table.
I guess the only real concern is the fact that ligament damage isn’t to be taken lightly and Longstaff could well miss the start of the season.