United Considering To Sign Sean Longstaff And Emre Can In January

Newcastle's Sean Longstaff celebrates scoring their second goal with Jamaal Lascelles.

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Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff and Juventus’ defensive midfielder Emre Can being primary targets, Manchester United are reportedly gearing up for recruiting new midfielders.

The last month of 2019 have revealed to the spectators how much of a mess the players operating in the centre are generating. The midfield line stayed together to secure a few wins amidst the woeful spell thanks to Fred, who seems to have developed by a great margin this season.

Emre Can has been struggling to have some game time at Juventus with just 7 appearances for the Italian side this season. Consequently, it would naturally appear easy to rope in the Germany international, hopefully without much of a trouble. The other target is reportedly Longstaff, who’s been under the radar of Mancunians for a while now.

As per ESPN, those two are being seriously considered as options for the centre of the pitch, with the winter transfer window having opened.

The German midfielder had showcased decent performances for Liverpool from 2014 to 2018, after which he moved to Serie A as a free transfer. Ever since, the 25-year-old has been struggling to operate up to his past standards. Regardless, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could very well exploit the right footer’s experience in Premier League to make some progress in the table.

In contrast the Newcastle star has had a phenomenal spell as soon as he arrived at St. James’ Park. Consequently, the 22-year-old was linked with a move to Old Trafford last summer with a price tag of £50 million.

Nevertheless, with the long absence of Paul Pogba and recent injury of Scott Mctominay, the United head coach could fill some serious holes in the club if he manages to swoop in the two above mentioned talents. Regardless, the supporters wouldn’t have to wait long to see if a transfer would materialise as the market is now open.