Solskjaer Has Asked Man United Board To Complete Third Transfer This Week

Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before the match.

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Manchester United are eager for deals and having achieved a favorable stride in their transfer affairs as of recent, they are looking to wrap things up quickly. Although two crucial transfers have been made already, there are a still of host of positions that the Red Devils require reinforcements in.

Now, the intent to do that is clear as well.

As per the Mirror, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged the board to make one more signing this week. It appears that Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff is the player that they are looking to finalize.

The report states that the Norwegian gaffer is eager for the deal in order to kick-start things for the pre-season preparations. The squad meets on Monday to begin their training and next week they will be off on their tour to Australia and Asia.

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Solskjaer wants the 21-year-old Englishman to be amongst the players who make this trip. From the beginning of the window itself, this desire from the gaffer has been clear.

While Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka certainly qualify and if and when the Longstaff deal is finalized a crucial midfield presence is also added to their options, another gaping hole still exists.

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The club is yet to make strides into securing an apt centre-back which has been the overwhelming problem plaguing them. Going into this vital week, they aren’t believed to be actively involved in any such saga but that may change soon.

Further, United are believed to have prioritized the acquisition of Longstaff over Bruno Fernandes but there may be some progress on the Portuguese midfielder later on.

Earlier reports had suggested that United were prepping an initial bid of £15 million plus add-ons for the Newcastle United player and that they were immensely confident of securing his signature.

Young British talent are certainly the theme so far this window. Who’s next?