Manchester United’s transfer ambitions still have to remain big in order for the club to make a steady impact and return to the glory days of the past. This winter’s activities set a dual picture in that regard.
On the one hand, the club secured a player of Bruno Fernandes’ caliber and skillset, indicating that they are still well capable of attracting top names, albeit on the back of a financial crutch.
On the other hand, the seemingly rushed loan of Odion Ighalo is an apt indicator that the Red Devils seem to lack direction in their larger goals, which sets a deeply worrying trend for the future.
However, in that same regard, it is evident that Ighalo will only serve as a temporary solution and even if he flourishes at his dream club, as several fans are expectantly hoping for him to, his age of 30 doesn’t make him a long-term option at the striker’s spot.
In this regard, there may be a sigh of relief for the Red Devils.
As per Sky Sports, Lyon’s Moussa Dembele wishes to join Manchester United in the summer. The 23-year-old French striker has been on United’s radar for quite a while. There were certainly murmurs linking him to an exit earlier this winter itself, but the Ligue 1 club were reportedly adamant to keep hold of him, largely on the account of injury woes.
The style and goal-scoring prolificacy of the striker certainly makes him more than an apt candidate and it will be interesting to see how any potential deal pans out.
The report also adds that the higher-ups at Lyon will likely have to lower their expectations as to how much they are able to make out of Dembele’s departure. Interestingly, this won’t be his first stint in England, having prior functioned for Fulham.