It has been an exciting summer transfer window so far for Manchester United fans and there is still the potential for more star names to move to Old Trafford this month
Manchester United have already confirmed the signings of Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Tom Heaton in a busy summer transfer window.
It has led to a wave of optimism at the club that they can challenge for major honours this season and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side started the campaign with a 5-1 win over Leeds United.
The United boss was quizzed after the match on Saturday about potential further additions to his squad and while he did not rule anything out, he did say that anything more would be a ‘bonus’ for the club.
Solskjaer boss told reporters on Saturday: “Anything from now is a bonus.
“I have to say that with the two signings we’ve got, we’ve strengthened where we wanted to strengthen.
“Let’s see what happens. You never know in football. Anything can happen, ins and outs.”
While player exits are likely to happen first to fund further arrivals, Mirror Football evaluates the three players who could yet arrive at Old Trafford this summer.
Manchester United have identified the supremely talented French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga as a potential target to bolster their midfield ranks.
The 18-year-old has blossomed into one of Ligue 1’s most exciting stars but he is out of contract at Rennes in the summer of 2022 and the club’s attempts to renew his deal have proven unsuccessful.
Camavinga has already clocked up over 80 first-team appearances at the club – including four outings in last season’s Champions League group stage – and has been capped three times by the French national side.
Indeed, his senior international debut for Les Bleus in October 2020 meant that he was the youngest player to be capped by his nation since 1914, as he replaced N’Golo Kante for the world champions.
United would have little issues financing a deal for Camavinga as he is out of contract in less than a year and Rennes do not want to risk losing the midfielder as a free agent.
Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, who have also both been linked with a move, are less likely destinations due to financial restrictions and a bloated squad respectively.
Born in Angola, Camavinga holds Congolese citizenship through his parents and he has lived in France since his second birthday, and joined the youth system at Rennes aged 11.
The West Ham midfielder starred for England at this summer’s European Championships and showed how he is at home amid Europe’s elite level.
Declan Rice was once released from Chelsea ’s youth system and the Blues have been made to regret the decision, with both them and United among his biggest suitors.
Rice would tick a lot of boxes for United in terms of age profile (22), his holding midfield position being a priority and that he would require no adaptation period to the Premier League.
The player has shown his ability to break up play, read the game and carry the ball out from the base of midfield to build attacks.
Rio Ferdinand – who began his career at the Hammers – urged United to consider a move for the player as he told his FIVE YouTube channel : “I think Declan Rice would be a massive addition to this squad. I’m a massive fan of his. I would love to see him keep progressing.
“He was brilliant for England in the summer. I think if West Ham keep him they’ve done unbelievably well. I think he does well staying at West Ham or if he goes.”
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Kieran Trippier was crucial in a wing-back role in Atletico Madrid’s La Liga title triumph last season and then impressed for England at the Euros.
The former Tottenham full-back has been a name linked to United more than any other this summer with both he and his family open to a return to England.
The problem is that Atleti are not willing to sell below an asking price north of £30million, which United consider to be excessive.
Trippier would provide competition to Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back and can also play on the left-side of defence – with his versatility key.
Diogo Dalot’s future is likely to be linked into Trippier’s potential arrival at Old Trafford but the Spanish champions will have to reduce their asking price before any deal is likely.
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