Manchester United might be looking for a late acceleration in the transfer window.
As they say, “We have all encountered suffering one way or another.” And being a Manchester United fan during the summer transfer window amidst the shortest pre-season the footballing world has had ever encountered helps the meaning of the word “suffering” become heavy to heavier.
You try to ignore the rumours, the clamours, the tweets that are supposedly there to update you with every detailed progress, but somehow get attached to those links so deeply that it makes you feel the pain whenever it doesn’t match your beliefs or goes beyond your expectations.
And despite getting a whack (not physically but mentally), you visit numerous sites, the social media platforms in the search of mere optimism. Do you know, why? Because you care for your club. And being concerned towards something is never a crime; in fact, it adds oil to those rumour mills that make you feel excited at a moment and nervous in the next. It is all about the perpetuity that cycle of the transfer market holds.
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While talking about Manchester United, everyone knows that they are a big club with some superbly talented prodigies. Although they have not won the league in recent years, people, at least those who don’t follow them regularly but possess some sort of knowledge about the game, believe that they have still the ability to do so.
But those watching the club closely and supporting their beloved side from the childhood days know how their journey has been since Sir Alex Ferguson — 13-time Premier League champion — parted ways with the club he had adored and served for so long.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, being the fourth permanent manager of the Mancunian club, is served with an Everest-esque task of bringing the club back to the zenith of the English football, and European football obviously.
Despite the board showing the prefect yet pretentious, according to some, ambition by signing the desired players in the last summer transfer window, things have not gone well in recent weeks, with United acting slower than a blind snail in the summer transfer market. So far, they have made one signing in the form of Donny van de Beek and have offloaded one player in Alexis Sanchez, who was never considered a United player.
There are targets, mostly required before their Premeir League curtain-raiser against Crystal Palace next Saturday, Manchester United fans would love to embrace at Old Trafford. Yet, there has not been any kind of concrete progression in regard to those targets.
That being said, according to the reliable French outlet L’Equipe (via Tribalfootball), Manchester United have sanctioned a bid of £23 million for AS Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile. Badiashile, 19, has been a sheer class at the back-line of the French side, led by former Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovač.
Earlier this month, the German boss confirmed that Badiashile was an invaluable part of his team and he would like him to continue his development in France. As it was expected, the physically strong and left-footed centre-half has got featured in all of AS Monaco’s Ligue 1 fixtures this season so far, having also scored two goals from three appearances and helped his team sit on the 2nd spot in the Ligue 1 points table currently.
It is believed by the majority of the Manchester United fanbase that he could be a decent addition to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, with the Norwegian boss determined to add more hungry and youth blood into the team.
Do you think Badiashile is the kind of centre-back Manchester United should be looking to sign this summer?