Five games into the new season, fans of Manchester United have a pretty fair look of their squad. Two win, two draws, and a rather awkward defeat later, the Red Devils are on shaky grounds, to say the least, but the squad’s potential is immense.
However, the same cannot be said of their depth in many regions, most prominently in the forward line and at the fullback flanks. Similarly, the lack of an attacking midfielder who can be a creative source is also obvious.
It certainly appears that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will keep this in mind in the upcoming transfer windows and it may be business as usual.
According to ESPN, United have already shortlisted Jadon Sancho and James Maddison as their top targets for next summer.
This will be in continuation of the Norwegian’s policy to bring in young and promising British players to Old Trafford, a factor that saw Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James, and Harry Maguire make the cut this summer.
However, the two names won’t come for cheap. The source holds that Maddison will be held back by Leicester City for upwards of £70 million.
The sheer work-rate of the 22-year-old is bound to ensure that the aforementioned price will be the bare minimum negotiating rate for the attacking midfielder.
The 19-year-old Sancho, on the other hand, is bound to beak transfer records if a deal is met. This summer’s confirmed interest alone was thought to be a bumper deal in the making and there is no reason why Borussia Dortmund won’t try and milk the most out of the English sensation.
While the forward’s signing will pose a hefty mark on United’s spending, his popularity and the sheer potential he represents paired alongside their lack of options up-front can all add to making him a top target.