It has become amply evident as of recent that the easiest route for Manchester United to end their misery is to engineer significant transfers in the upcoming windows.
Their squad of players severely lacks in quality to compete at the highest level and this Sunday’s encounter against Liverpool was a great example of the same as the players didn’t suffer in passion but were devoid of the requisite skill-set to make a thorough and consistent impact.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to enjoy the trust of the board in this regard and is expected to continue with his transfer trend of securing young and upcoming British talent.
Now, there is promising news about the potential acquisition of one such name.
Speaking to the Athletic, David Ornstein delivered some important news pertaining to James Maddison, stating: “Some I have spoken to with links to all three parties [Manchester United, Leicester City, and the player’s representatives] feel the 22-year-old will move to Old Trafford within the next year.”
The English midfielder has been long touted to be an apt addition to United, particularly since the Red Devils have appeared to lack the penetrative ability and creative input so far this season.
However, like the Bruno Fernandes saga from the summer best illustrated, to take claims this early too seriously would simply be a fool’s errand.
The major issue in United conducting business in the recent past is their board’s hesitancy at splashing the requisite cash. Here too, a double bind exists as the club isn’t eager to overspend nor are they willing to settle for other talents either.
Clubs like Leicester are well aware of United’s predicament and are particularly eager at milking every last euro out of any potential deal.
Will Maddison join United in the winter window or in the upcoming summer, if at all?