There are lots of speculations around the football world, and Man United legend Rio Ferdinand says Manchester United must go all out to sign either Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland this summer.
The Red Devils seem to strengthen their attack as they are in the transfer market to a new deal next summer. After drawing another blank against a ‘big six’ side in the Premier League on Sunday, in their sixth in seven attempts, the United legend said a world-class striker has to be the club’s priority.
During his interview with FIVE YouTube channel, via The Mail, Ferdinand said ‘Cavani, yes, he’s a good stopgap but [we need] a center-forward.
‘If people like Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe are available, you can’t allow them to go somewhere else and you need to move heaven and earth to get them here.
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‘United are used to having superstars and those boys would change the narrative at this football club, that’s how good they are.
‘There’s room for improvement and opportunity to improve this squad, there are players out there available, it seems. We need to be in the mix.’
Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland has a €75 million release clause that comes into effect in June 2022, but it is expected that big clubs such as Manchester City and Chelsea will try to tempt Borussia Dortmund to sell a year early by offering amounts well in excess of €100 million. Would United’s controlling shareholders, the Glazer family, a sanction that amount of money?
Paris Saint Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, on the other hand, is known to be Real Madrid’s top summer priority and what Real want, they usually get. His fee has reportedly been set at €200 million, which is even unlikelier to be sanctioned.
If United can complete the signing of one of these strikers, they would be unstoppable in Premier League, and Ferdinand also pointed out that United themselves also have other priorities.
‘We definitely need to buy a center-back, a commanding centre back with pace.’
United supporters would be pleased with such a suggestion, meanwhile, there’s Marcos Rashford, Anthony Martial, and Daniel James showing many potentials upfront. What do you think about this?