Manchester United unlikely to sign Joshua King and David Brooks
The duo were part of a Bournemouth side that got relegated last season. United kept tabs on both players with Brooks the bigger fish.
However, he is not seen as an alternative to Sancho and United remain committed to bringing in a new right-winger.
The club appear to have cooled their interest in signing a striker in order to land a winger. While King is still expected to move on from the Vitality Stadium, it will not be to Old Trafford.
King spent a number of years at United, having arrived in 2008 from Valerenga in homeland Norway. He was a part of United’s reserves that played under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He was unable to make the step up to the first-team and made just two appearances for the Red Devils. And after a series of loan spells, he eventually joined Blackburn Rovers in 2013.
While the duo would have certainly added depth to our squad, it would have been a case of adding quantity rather than quality.
While the deal for the latter has hit a roadblock, time is running out for us to agree on a move for the former. With the window closing this Monday, United should speed up their business.
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Donny van de Beek remains our only major signiing of the summer. The Dutchman has impressed when given the chance and looks to be a solid investment.
We will however need more than just him if we are serious about challenging for the top.