With Erik ten Hag seemingly only having £100m to spend this summer, the zero-dollar players could be heading to Old Trafford. This is certainly not surprising because Man Utd needs to thicken personnel to fight on many fronts next season.
Here are 5 free signatures for Man Utd to pursue.
Rabiot almost became a Man United player. The Red Devils were interested in the Juventus midfielder last summer, but for various reasons, the deal failed. At the moment, the value of the French player is raised after a series of impressive performances at the 2022 World Cup.
Rabiot has his problems, but if Man Utd can sign him for free and make him happy, he will be the perfect match for Casemiro. Coach Erik ten Hag certainly knows how to mold Rabiot.
When it was reported that Christian Eriksen would be sidelined until the end of the season in January, many fans asked the club to bring in Tielemans. In the end, that did not happen when Man Utd asked to borrow Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich.
But Tielemans has not renewed his contract with Leicester City. His contract expires at the end of the season. Certainly, the Tielemans deal is not as exciting as the potential deals for Frenkie de Jong and Jude Bellingham.
However, Tielemans is a top player and will give United another strong option in midfield.
While Harry Kane or Victor Osimhen will cost Man Utd huge fees this summer, Marcus Thuram could be a bargain in the transfer market. The reason is that the player’s contract expires in the summer.
Borussia Monchengladbach conceded failure in its attempt to convince the 25-year-old to stay. The France international scored 44 goals in 127 games for Gladbach. Thuram is enjoying his best season with 16 goals and 6 assists in 30 games.
Man United have signed three former players in recent years. Paul Pogba returned in 2016. By 2021, Man Utd also proceeded to bring back the duo of Tom Heaton and Cristiano Ronaldo. What about Wilfried Zaha?
At first, he claimed to hate life in Manchester. But now, when his contract with Crystal Palace is about to expire, he is now a player mature enough to shine at Man Utd if given the opportunity.
Man Utd admire Moussa Dembele for a long time. It should be known that the French player is only 26 years old. This player has experience in the game having played for Fulham, Celtic, Atletico Madrid and Lyon respectively over the years.
Dembele could be a low-risk signing should Ten Hag decide to turn their attention to a player previously targeted by Man Utd under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jose Mourinho.
Tieu Lam | 22:25 May 17, 2023