Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is supposedly a few days away from being named as Manchester United’s full-time manager. The big task at hand for the Norwegian once the reigns of the club are fully under him will be to construct a squad that will once against strike fear in England and Europe alike.
Even though they are still very much in the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League competitions this season, there is no denying that much work is still left to be done if they are to challenge for big titles over the long run.
One undoubted requirement would be for him to try and replace some of the club’s aging stars and build a roster that is capable of great feats.
While there is clear precedent to show that Solskjaer would wish to do so by promoting the side’s youngster talents and academy graduates, the higher-ups may wish to continue their spending spree.
Now, The Sun believes that United are looking to hijack the hopes of multiple European giants by making a move for PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The 23-year-old has been the subject of interest for scores of clubs, including Barcelona, Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, and Arsenal.
The report cites an Old Trafford source to have stated: “There is interest there. His advisers look to be offering him around though. The boss is well aware of his ability. We are on the lookout for a midfield link player for the long-term.”
If signed, it is clear that the Frenchman would be a long-term replacement for aging stars such as Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera. At the same time, the recent brilliance displayed by the likes of Fred and Scott McTominay certainly puts into question even that motive.
Rabiot won’t come for cheap either, with the report penning his demanded wages to be in the region of £200,000-a-week, in addition to a massive £10 million signing-on fee. This is clearly a sum that the Red Devils will have no issue searching their coffers for.