Manchester United News: The club’s midfield problems are known to the world. The 20 times champions have struggled a lot in recent years in the absence of quality midfielders.
Nemanja Matic was a world-beater in his prime but is now 33 years of age and not at his usual best. Paul Pogba’s time at the club is coming to an end in summer as well.
Fred and Scott McTominay have been tried in the midfield, but they are not good enough to make United title challengers.
Manchester United gets linked with multiple midfielders every summer and this year is no different. However, with Ralf Rangnick at the helm, they are more likely to get the job done.
Manchester United News: 3 midfielder linked with the Red Devils
Today we will talk about the three midfielders who are linked to United in January:
1. Amadou Haidara
The moment Manchester United announced Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager, RB Leipzig players started being linked to the club. However, Amadou Haidara is one name that is talked about more than others.
The Mali international was brought to RB Leipzig was none other than Ralf Rangnick and it turned out to be a masterstroke. The former Salzburg man has been a standout performer for the German side.
The 23-year-old didn’t take any time to adapt to the pace of the league and has been commanding in the middle of the park for the Leipzig team.
The dynamic midfielder is available for 33 million pounds, which is his release clause. If Manchester United can sign him, it could turn out to be a transfer masterstroke on the part of the Red Devils.
2. Franck Kessie
Franck Kessie is linked to Manchester United ever since he rejected a new deal with AC Milan. The highly rated midfielder’s contract is due to expire in the summer. This means he is eligible to sign pre-contract agreements with other clubs from January.
The Ivory Coast midfielder is quick, strong, mobile, and can retain the ball with ease. He had a pass success rate of 88.9 percent last season.
Kessie has chipped with crucial goals in the past even though most of them are coming from penalty kicks. Kessie is an aggressive protective presence in the middle that can alleviate United’s performance.
3. Boubacar Kamara
Just like Franck Kessie, Boubacar Kamara’s contract is also coming to an end in the summer. The former French u21 international isn’t looking to sign an extension. The decision is well known to his club, Olympique Marseille and they are happy to sell him in the January window.
The 22-year-old Frenchman is a defensive midfielder who Manchester United needs badly. The youngster is touted as one of the best in the position and can be used as a centre-back as well if needed.
However, Manchester United will have to fight off competition from AC Milan as well as Saudi-backed Newcastle United in the January window.