Man Utd to make a move for either Madison or Eriksen after losing Minamino to Liverpool
The Premier League giants Manchester United were too slow to land the deal of the Japanese international Minamino and the 2017-2018 Champions League winners Liverpool use that opportunity to secure the Salzburg star.
It was reported by Goal that Minamino was one of the number of players in Manchester United’s transfer agenda but unfortunately for the Red Devils, Liverpool paid the Japanese £7.25 million ($9.6m) release clause to bring him to Anfield leaving United under the impression he would cost far more.
Woodward, who is in charge of the club’s transfer committee did not make inquiry whether Minamino did indeed have a fee which would release him from his contract with Red Bull Salzburg, which may stand as an illustration of their level of interest in the 24-year old.
It was gathered that some Red Devils fans and insiders at the club have blamed Woodward for the failure to bring Minamino to Old Trafford.
United are preparing for a move to land two new signings following Minamino failure
A creative midfielder is toping Ole Gunnar’s transfer list, with Leicester City midfielder Jmaes Maddison seen as potential option , though Bredan Rodgers has insisted that none of the club’s star will be leaving King Power Stadium in January.
Also, Christian Eriksen seems a more realistic option as the Denmark international having six months to run on his contract with Tottenham.
Meanwhile, United tried to bring Eriksen last summer but failed to reach the deal. However they will have been boosted by an interview given by Spurs chairman Daniel Lwein, who told the Evening Standard that he would not block Eriksen from joining a rival Premier League team.
United’s need for a midfielder is due to the doubts on the ex-Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba’s future at the club.
Real Madrid and Juventus tried to sign the French Midfielder during pre-season and they might still show interest again to take Pogba out from Old Trafford if United is ready to sell him.
Also, United boss is also keen to make some amendments in his forward line in January with Croatian forwarder Mario Mandzukic been the club’s main target but their attention has now turned to Red Bull Salzburg’s Erling Braut Haaland.
Solskjaer is ready to reunite with his onetime player at Molde as he met with the striker in Austria last week to discuss a potential move to the Theatre of Dreams.
Manchester United have three fixture to play before the January transfer window opens as they are getting ready to travel to Vicarage Road on Sunday for match against Watford, then host Newcastle on Boxing Day before travelling again to Turf Moor to take on Burnley in their final match of 2019.
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The Red Devils sits 6th in the EPL table with 25 points as they still have hope to finish in the top four to secure their champions League spot next summer.