Manchester United’s switch window is unraveling at a daunting tempo and with lower than three weeks remaining earlier than the window shuts, a deep-lying midfielder is but to stroll by means of the doorways at Carrington.
Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong continues to be the membership’s principal goal this summer season however a deal has proved to be tough, with rivals Chelsea additionally all in favour of signing the Dutchman.
That has led to United contemplating different targets, with Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot among the many candidates to fill a gaping gap in midfield.
Earlier this week, it was reported that United had reached an agreement with the Turin club over Rabiot’s transfer however that private phrases wanted to be agreed upon.
Rabiot’s mom and agent, Veronique, has taken a hands-on strategy however United have now been handed a lift of their pursuit of Rabiot.
Now that John Murtough and Veronique Rabiot are each in the identical metropolis, Turin, the switch of Adrien Rabiot to Manchester United ought to transfer ahead faster.
— Julien Laurens (@LaurensJulien) August 11, 2022
In line with French journalist Julien Laurens, a deal to signal Rabiot may now be accelerated as John Murtough, United’s soccer director, and Veronique are in the identical metropolis.
The pair are each mentioned to be in Turin and though there’s no point out of negotiations, it’s truthful to imagine that United will look to wrap the deal up sooner moderately than later.
It’s unclear whether or not Rabiot was on United’s shortlist of targets firstly of the summer season but it surely’s clear that Erik ten Hag is eager on bringing him to Outdated Trafford. The 27-year-old is a tough-tackling determine and affords a lot of what Ten Hag desires in a midfielder.
However there are issues over his demeanor and the presence of his mom and agent, who has precipitated hassle at each membership and worldwide degree, can also be worrying.
Ten Hag deserves the prospect to dictate United’s strikes within the switch market and we shouldn’t choose too rapidly however the jury shall be out on this one for fairly a while.