After 18 games in the Premier League Manchester United are in the second position in the league, 11 points behind their rivals Manchester City. Despite a healthy looking position on the table , United have been far from consistent this season. With the winter transfer window coming up , Jose Mourinho will be looking to sign some good players to bolster up his squad.
Jose Mourinho has been given £80million to bring reinforcements in his team. Here are some of the players Manchester United could sign in January:
Mourinho is keen on signing a central midfielder and a winger, with the club interested in Bordeaux’s Brazilian Malcom. Malcom’s ability to cut in from the right and shoot with his left foot has seen him score a number of incredible goals for Bordeaux from distance. The 20-year-old’s close control and quick feet allow him to move clear of oncoming defenders in order to get a shot away.
Mourinho believes Malcom, 20, could provide the ‘missing piece’ in United’s attack despite his rawness. Malcom has scored seven goals in 18 appearances for 15th-placed Ligue 1 side Bordeaux. United is willing to pay £26million for this youngster to play for their club.
Manchester United are reportedly planning to make a bid for the juventus defender Daniel Rugani in the winter transfer window. Mehdi Benatia has been in great form for Juve, and if he maintains that then the Old Lady could be forced to sell Rugani due to his demand for regular action. The 23-year-old Rugani is very frustrated with his team and only started in 10 league games and only one Champions league game in November against Barcelona which also ended in a goalless draw.
Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof has had turbulent time and has been heavily criticized time at Old Trafford since his move from Benfica in the summer, and Rugani could be seen as his replacement to provide a more secure and consistent defense. United are willing to table a bid of €40m but are likely to face competition from Arsenal.
Manchester United are plotting an extravagant deal to bring Juventus star Alex Sandro to Old Trafford next month. The Red Devils aim to edge rivals Chelsea by offering Henrik Mkhitaryan in exchange. While Mkhitaryan had a great start to the season, managing five Premier League assists in August, the Armenian has since dropped down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
United are keen to add a left-back to their squad with Luke Shaw’s future uncertain and Jose Mourinho keen for an upgrade on Ashley Young. But the Serie A champions do not want the Armenian in return for Sandro; instead, they will demand Daley Blind and cash to part with the Brazil international.