Manchester United have been on a lookout at one of the best players available to buy this season. The clubs scouts have been all over Europe confirming interests in both young and experienced players. Whether Van Gaal stays or not, United must act quickly and cleverly in the summer transfer window, unlike the one in the wintertide.
Being linked with almost every other star player, United must not make blind decisions and spend the money unnecessarily on players which wouldn’t likely to perform on the same level at Manchester United.
Here are some marquee signings United should avoid.
- Gonzalo Higuain
The Argentine striker has earned his name and fame in the Serie A. Scoring 34 goals for Napoli this season, Higuain has been the most important player for the Seria A’s potential runner up team. After going out of form in his illustrious career at Real Madrid, Higuain was criticized but proved everyone wrong. However, the time of his peak career is soon to end. Higuain is more of a finisher who struggles catching the defenders off guard and might face tough time at the fast paced Premier League. A heavy investment in the Napoli forward player can be of no good for United. The Red Devils should consider to sign a striker who has some tricks and pace up his sleeves for another 3-4 years.
- Harry Kane
The superstar and leading goal scorer of Premier League 2015/16, has also been linked to Manchester United as the club is keen on making massive improvements up the pitch. Harry Kane has scored 25 goals this season in the league, some of them being absolutely stunning. Linking up with players like Eriksen and Lamela pretty well, the English forward was given enough chances to fancy trying for goals from any angle or distance. Being not too fast paced like Rooney, Kane posses a high class ability of finishing and making clever movements around the box to get his chance at the right place and at the right time. What the Spurs forward doesn’t possess is the overall teamwork at front. Especially under Louis van Gaal, Kane will struggle to get as many chances to do the only thing he does the best. He probably cannot go into the “Tiki-taka” mode outside the box with any player having an equal opportunity to score a goal. That being said, even many players at United struggle with it.
- John Stones
The Everton centre-back / right-back has also been linked to United heavily this season, especially with Mourinho likely to take the manager seat in the next season. Stones has been one of the few decent performers in the out-of-form Everton team. The Toffees have already been on a downfall this season and giving away their best defender of the season on top of that would be a total disaster for the Merseyside club. The 21-year-old English defender has won 63% of duels on an average in the Premier League which isn’t too bad, given the form of his team overall. He has shown some promising tricks and abilities while attacking from the flank and can be without a doubt, a decent signing for Manchester United.
However, it will be a waste of money to invest in a full-back player as United already has players like Fosu-Mensah and Varela developing quickly and improving game after game. And with Luke Shaw to return soon, United can do well without having spending on an over-priced player whose affect on the team’s display won’t really be noticed.