Manchester United’s summer pursuits finally appear to be heading into the realms of reality.
The rumors doing the rounds initially indicated that the side may have not been fully aware of their precarious position as buyers after missing out on Champions League football for next season.
Now it certainly appears that the Red Devils are looking at securing more realistic targets and deals they can easily attain.
With Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka already in the bag so far this window, it is clear that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not looking primarily at big-name, big-money signings. Their latest pursuit follows a similar route.
As per the Daily Mail, United are all set to table their first official bid for Sean Longstaff next week. The 21-year-old Newcastle United midfielder has been targeted for a while now and prior reports had suggested that United were confident of securing his services.
Now, this report claims that they will start the saga with a £15 million bid plus add-ons for the youngster. The Englishman perfectly fits the profile of young British talent that Solskjaer is eager for at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are allegedly looking to replace Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini with these midfield signings. This means that at least one more acquisition in the position will be made this window.
If Paul Pogba departs to either Real Madrid or Juventus, it will also necessitate the need to sign his replacement.
The Premier League giants have shown a promising shift in their transfer policy. The intent of filling the club with young blood is evident in the kind of transfers they’ve made and continue to be linked with. In their glory days, it was the developed talent who went on to win laurels for them and now Solskjaer appears to put the club on a similar path.