Manchester United are understood to be aiming for a January swoop for teenage sensations, Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, as per the Mirror.
The Manchester giants are said to be on the lookout for a reliable fix for their incomplete offensive line as switching up between Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford seems to be inhibiting consistency. Especially since the switch-up means one of them is always out of position.
Moreover, with Jesse Lingard unfortunately having been a consistent underperformer lately, a balance has to be created in United’s attacking line.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to be doing exactly that by introducing a dynamic and creative winger like Sancho on the right flank and coupling his abilities with Haaland who’d be deployed at the centre. The Norwegian sees the pair as the perfect signings to turn things around at Carrington and thus has classified them as top targets for the winter transfer window.
Not long ago, it was reportedly widely that Solskjaer had sent his personal scout to analyse the Salzburg starlet. It is believed that the gaffers ties to Molde would serve as a cog in the process of luring him to Old Trafford.
However, the 19-year-old is said to be eyeing a spectacular move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona – a preference that may halt the Premier League giants from securing his services.
Meanwhile, Sancho has failed to replicate the form from his debut season for Borussia Dortmund and is reportedly a somewhat uncomfortable with situations at the club. The Englishman was taken off at the 36th minute during his side’s fixture against arch rivals Bayern Munich. Which wasn’t helped by the fact that the youngster reported back late after the previous international break.
Solskjaer’s side were reported interested to sign the Dortmund winger during the summer, but were held back by missing out on Champions League after which he eventually signed a long-term contract.
Both targets the Red Devils are in pursuit of display world-class potential, which is exactly why the cost of importing the pair could be around £200 million. Whilst the Man City product is valued at figures upward of £100 million, the Norwegian striker could cost the English side in the region of £85 million.
Nevertheless, the cost of improvement is never cheap and the upcoming window might turn out to be the slingshot Ole needs to reap positive results his side have been starved of lately.