The last seven days have seen a young player linked on more than one occasion with a move to Manchester United.
The player on United’s radar is the 21-year-old Newcastle United midfielder, Sean Longstaff.
The speculation started, courtesy of the local Newcastle media source, The Chronicle which suggested Manchester United were set to capitalise on the ongoing uncertainty at St James Park, a point enhanced by the recent departure of Rafael Benitez, to sign the player.
Later in the week, the same source, but in a different article The Chronicle implied that, despite Manchester United’s apparent interest, the young midfielder was expected, as you would, report for pre-season training.
However, with the week approaching a close, the speculation has started to intensify.
Seemingly, according to The Daily Star, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has told the Old Trafford hierarchy to sign the player this week, in a deal that could see Newcastle receive a transfer fee circa £25 million.
A point backed up by Sky Sports that infers that indeed, a bid is now being prepared to entice Newcastle into selling the player to Manchester United.
At 21-years-of-age, Longstaff certainly fits the bill when it comes to Manchester United’s transfer mantra relating to buying the best young British talent available but has the midfielder got what it takes to make the kind of impact that will see that huge gap between us and the leading duo of Liverpool and Manchester City close.
Personally, I doubt it but what are your feelings on the subject matter?
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