Manchester United opinion – Two Ander Herrera replacements for United
According to a report in the Sun, Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera is poised to join French champions Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window.
The Spanish international’s contract with United expires at the end of this season and there is no update on whether an extension deal has been agreed or not.
Herrera is reluctant to leave Manchester United but with new contract terms not being agreed, there is no choice but to pack the bags in the summer (h/t Sun).
With the Red Devils on the cusp of losing one of their important midfield players, they must look to replace him as soon as possible. Here are two options:
Ivan Rakitic (from Barcelona)
It has been well-documented that Ivan Rakitic is a Manchester United target (h/t Sky Sports). The Croat is just a complete midfield player, who has the quality to not only replace Herrera but also be an upgrade on the Spaniard.
Rakitic can play as one of the two in a double-pivot midfield and can have an impact playing as a number 10 as well.
Hence, if Manchester United manage to get him, it would really enhance the prospect of their midfield.
Saul (from Atletico Madrid)
Recently, United have entered the race to sign Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid, with Manchester City also in the reckoning. The Spanish international is another complete midfielder who has the ability to operate in various positions across the middle of the park.
In terms of making the best use of the ball in the midfield, Saul is one of the better assets. He is good at making late runs into the box to help the attackers. The work rate is right up there to aid the team without possession.
Hence, if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men manage to get him, they can have a Herrera replacement lined up and how!
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Manchester United have been linked with two top-quality midfielders. Hence, if Herrera leaves as anticipated, they must complete the move for either Saul or Rakitic in the summer.