In order to dampen Manchester United’s apparent interest to sign Eric Dier, Tottenham Hotspur have refused to negotiate any deal to sell Dier, with the versatile Englishman valued at £50million by the North London based outfit. The former Sporting CP man has been classified as one of the vital cogs in Mauricio Pochettino’s tactical nous, and they have thus derailed the Red Devils from their pursuit of luring him to the Old Trafford.
Nonetheless, there are a few other options which Jose Mourinho can definitely ponder upon and here are three players who are worth the fuss.
AS Monaco’s Bakayoko is already reported to be on Mourinho’s radar who is keeping a close eye on him. The 22-year-old Frenchman impressed last term in Ligue 1 as well as in the Champions League and no wonder his stocks have risen so rapidly. Unarguably, he is a quality player and has the mettle and grit of plying his trade as a Manchester United player.
A central midfielder who can also be pencilled as a central defensive midfielder, Bakayoko registered 2.2 tackles, 1.8 interceptions, 1.7 clearances and 0.1 blocks per game on an average in 32 French top flight appearances apart from banging 2 goals and an assist and did contribute his share in orchestrating his side’s setup as well as shielding the backline quite meticulously.
The headlines of the major dailies state that Nemanja Matic is keen to make a move to Manchester United, making him yet another option for the Europa League champions. The Serbian international is believed to be keen for a reunion with Mourinho and there exists no reason as to why it would not be a decent signing.
In Chelsea’s league winning campaign, Matic banged a goal, registered 7 assists in the top division, apart from jotting down 1.5 tackles, 1.4 interceptions, 1.3 clearances and 0.3 blocks per game on an average and for Manchester United, adding a proven player to their arsenal would make complete sense.
Borussia Dortmund’s prolific youngster Julian Weigl can be another player which the twenty-time English top flight winners could possibly plot to sign. The 21-year-old midfielder has a strikingly appealing characteristic of distributing the ball around in a scintillating manner and has the calibre to pick the right passes with precision.
The German international also likes to shoot from the distance, makes well-timed tackles and interceptions and aerially, he is very strong too which makes him a complete package. Although he will have to acclimatise himself with the hostility of the Premier League, under the tutelage of Mourinho, he can definitely take his game to a whole new level.
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