Manchester United are arguably the easiest club for the media to link players to. The English giants, over the course of the past few seasons, have always been in a position where they are constantly on the lookout for fresh marquee talents.
In most cases, such a need is necessitated due to their past transfer endeavors failing to pan out as intended.
Despite that, this season has a likelihood of the club not necessarily spending too much on a single name. The lack of Champions League football facilitates that handicap all too well.
However, the club is also on the periphery of some big deals and now a fresh big name has been added to the list.
According to the Mundo Deportivo, Manchester United are the club who have most asked about possibly purchasing Philippe Coutinho in the summer. The former Liverpool star has failed to shine consistently at Barcelona and is expected to be sold by the Catalan giants.
However, the interest from Old Trafford is a relatively newer one despite the report claiming that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and company have an offer with ‘weight’ for the 26-year-old Brazilian.
It is also believed that Barca will require at least €100 million in order to sell the forward. The report adds that despite being in a financially strong position, United aren’t poised all too confidently at securing the deal, given that they don’t play in the Champions League for the upcoming season.
This certainly appears to be running a trend that United may have to expect this summer. The club is ready to splash superior financial incentives both in regard to transfer fees and wage package, but the side may not be able to attract their requisite world-class talent.
One thing that does paint Coutinho as an incredible acquisition is his Premier League experience- amongst the best in his spot and creativity that Old Trafford is lacking in.