With the January transfer window opening tomorrow, clubs are working hard to ensure that they have deals in place to strengthen their squads for the second-half of the campaign. Liverpool and Chelsea are the first to draw blood, signing Cody Gakpo and David Fatro Fofana respectively.
Given that Erik ten Hag was pushing to sign Gakpo, the higher powers at Manchester United will want to ensure that their manager does not come out of the transfer window feeling short-changed compared to his rivals. The Red Devils are in the market for a forward and midfielder, with Benfica’s Enzo Fernandez a top target.
The Argentina international showcased his potential at the Qatar World Cup earlier this month, catching the eye of Chelsea and Liverpool. With the Glazers looking to sell United, investment in the upcoming window is unlikely and therefore the recruitment team will need to be inventive if they are to land the 21-year-old – valued at £105million.
The Old Trafford outfit aren’t the only side in the market for a No 9 next month either, with several other ‘Big Six’ sides also looking for reinforcements in the final third, including league leaders Arsenal. And with already inflated transfer fees being touted, a monumental window could be on the horizon.
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