Manchester United could use the players in their roster to sign a new talent in the upcoming transfer window.
While that may certainly not be the direct intent of the Red Devils who have a comprehensive transfer policy of their own, there is certainly some merit to the notion that player-agents play a vital role in securing certain big names.
Now, according to the MEN, something similar could be afoot with regard to Declan Rice appraising a potential future at the Theatre of Dreams.
According to the source, Rice is believed to have spoken with United players Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire in their English dressing room regarding the club.
Along with goalkeeper Dean Henderson, Maguire and Shaw are pivotal figures who can certainly influence their compatriot over a possible switch.
In particular, since Maguire captains the outfit, there is strong merit to his advice. Shaw, on the other hand, is enjoying a resurgent form for both club and country and could certainly aid United’s prospects further if he manages to convince Rice over a move.
All in all, while United have been scouting the 22-year-old defensive midfielder for a couple of years now, it will be interesting to see just in what market position they will be in, come summer.
For that matter, West Ham United and manager David Moyes may certainly prove to be tough parties to negotiate with, especially if the Hammers secure Champions League football for next season.
Further in that regard, another name associated with Man United could be of some use. Jesse Lingard is likewise an influential English figure and his on-loan antics with West Ham have been crucial to their renaissance under Moyes.
As such, there is certainly a scenario wherein his potential sale could figure into a probable sale for Rice in a player-plus-cash deal.