Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is looking to sign at least two of his three targeted Monaco players, according to reports in England.
The current Monaco side has caught the attention of the entire world with its terrific and offensive display on the pitch, especially after having knocked Manchester City out to reach the quarterfinals of this season’s UEFA Champions League.
Naturally, the young talents playing for the Ligue 1 outfit have now become some of the most sought-after players in the transfer market, with Premier League giants Manchester United also heavily targeting their players.
As per The Independent, Jose Mourinho has set his crosshairs on three Monaco youngsters, and will go all out to secure their services come the 2017 summer window.
The player on top of the Portuguese’s wishlist is Tiemoue Bakayoko – a player that perfectly fits Mourinho’s requirement of bringing in reinforcements that can be described as fine “warriors”.
With Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger already out the Old Trafford exit door, and with the futures of Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini very much in doubt, Bakayoko could be the perfect signing for Manchester United for the upcoming season. And with the Frenchman being just 22 years of age, he will also be a long-term solution to the club’s midfield problems.
Kylian Mbappe, the sensational 18-year-old, is also on Jose’s wish list, although it is now clear that United will have to battle it out with the biggest clubs on the planet to secure the young forward’s services.
However, with Mourinho believed to be considering giving up his pursuit of Antoine Griezmann and focusing on bringing in Mbappe entirely, the Red Devils could definitely become the frontrunners in this particular transfer race sooner rather than later.
The third and final Monaco player targeted by the Special One is Brazilian talent Fabinho. The versatile defender-cum-midfielder has been on the United radar for quite some time, and was largely linked with a move to the Theatre of Dreams in the 2017 January transfer window. No such move materialised, but the Reds still remain very much in the hunt for the 23-year-old’s signature.
If Manchester United do manage to sign at least two of these three targets, the quality of Mourinho’s squad would improve drastically, and his players could easily mount a genuine Premier League title charge next season.