Manchester United have got a marquee signing in Alexis Sanchez, who solves a lot of issues for the club upfront with his versatility. And now, the club has turned its focus on the next two major signings.
Jose Mourinho’s side completed a straight swap deal on Monday to sign the Chilean star from Arsenal, and sent Henrikh Mkhitaryan the other way.
Sanchez is expected to be a pivotal part in the side’s push for a trophy this season, as he brings in bags of experience at the highest level, along with his versatility in a number of positions as a striker, winger, and No. 10.
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With Jose citing weeks earlier that the club will also focus on signing at least two major midfielders in the summer, it is now believed that he has identified his targets, and is positive in securing their signatures.
According to a report in Independent, the former Chelsea boss is keen to add the likes of Carlos Soler and Julian Weigl in the summer of 2018. Both are touted to be the next big players, after having impressed off late.
22-year-old German international Weigl has been a regular for Borussia Dortmund, and is expected to be in the national team for the upcoming FIFA 2018 World Cup. Besides him, 21-year-old Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler is also being targeted.
Jose is of the opinion that Soler’s qualities would complement talisman Paul Pogba very well, and he would also have the luxury of shaing the Spaniard to be a long-term prospect.
With Marouane Fellaini’s United future in doubt, and Michael Carrick having already decided to retire and join the Red Devils’ backroom staff at the end of the season, Mourinho knows he needs at least two players to add to the gloss in midfield.
Earlier reports had linked the club with the likes of Fabinho, Toni Kroos, and Fred, but it now looks like Weigl and Soler are the latest favourites to make the switch to Old Trafford.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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