Man United plot January move for Ruben Neves

06/01/2022; 2:43 PM By : Steven D. Thompson

Man United plot January move for Ruben Neves

It’s been a torrid time for Manchester United, with the team churning out a mixed bag of results. Under Ralf Rangnick, the team has struggled to get going with rumours of dressing-room unrest within the squad.

With barely a month under Rangnick, the cracks in the squad have turned to gaping holes. Due to the situation in the team, Rangnick has sanctioned an overhaul, with Manchester United looking to land a midfielder this month.

Manchester United eye Ruben Neves

Reports are rife of the interest by Manchester United in landing a midfielder. Ralf Rangnick wants to bolster his midfield desperately this month. It has become a priority for the German gaffer to avail himself of the January transfer window in strengthening his midfield.

Wolves' Ruben Neves has emerged as a target for Manchester United. According to 90min, Manchester United had initially kept tabs on the player with Ole in charge and are now back for Neves. The report suggests that United might make an offer of around £35million. They hope the offer is enough to lure Neves to Old Trafford.

Ruben Neves has shown that he is happy at Wolves, but the chances of signing a new deal look slim. The Portuguese has two years left on his current contract. With the season already midway, Wolves are not inclined to accept offers below £40million. It won't be the first time United have shown interest in the Portuguese, with the Manchester outfit also showing interest last summer.

Options on the table

Manchester United have a slew of midfielders, but it seems Rangnick is not impressed with them and wants to get another midfielder. The German asked Donny van de Beek not to pursue a loan move this month despite having a midfield comprising Scott McTominay, Fred, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata.

Despite the plethora of midfielders, Ralf Rangnick wants more competition in that department, and Sky Sports also reports that asides from Neves, United also have eyes on Boubacar Kamara of Marseille.

Kamara is highly rated and might be an easier target for United. The 22-year-old will be out of contract in the summer and becomes a free agent. He can sign a pre-contract with any club outside of France.

United face a challenge from Newcastle and Roma, who have also indicated an interest in Kamara.

The uncertainty over Paul Pogba is another source of concern for the Red Devils. No one knows if Pogba will stay or leave. He is also a free agent in the summer. Pogba has not indicated whether he intends to remain at Old Trafford.

According to Rangnick, any player that wants to leave the club is free to do so and that he would not try to convince any player to do otherwise. The German believes Manchester United is too big a club to beg players to stay. Players must desire to play for United.

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