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5 players Manchester United might sign in January

Sujith Mohan
ANALYST
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20.67K   //    23 Nov 2017, 12:22 IST

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Manchester United had a busy 2017/18 summer transfer window. Early in the window, Jose Mourinho revealed that he needed 4 new signings to strengthen his squad.

Swedish international Victor Lindelof was United's first summer signing. Romelu Lukaku arrived on a five-year deal from Everton on a deal that cost an initial £75 million plus £15 million in add-ons. Nemanja Matic arrived late in July, making it a successful transfer window for Mourinho.

However, Manchester United failed to land their fourth target, Ivan Perisic and this left them short of quality players on the flanks. United started well but after the injury to Paul Pogba, United stumbled and lost ground to Manchester City, developing an eight-point gap. Mourinho needs to pull things back quickly and for that to happen, United need some quality reinforcements during the winter transfer window.

Let's see the players that Manchester United might target in January

#5 Carlos Soler

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Soler in action against Real Madrid

Valencia are unbeaten in La Liga this season and midfielder Carlos Soler is having an excellent campaign so far. The highly-rated 20-year-old has been instrumental in the centre of the park for Valencia and leading their title charge with 1 goal and 4 assists. 

With the future of Marouane Fellaini in doubt, Manchester United need a back up to Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic. Soler has a £71m release clause but United will try to capitalize on Valencia's financial problems. 

Mourinho wants to sign him for around £40million and with Soler interested in the move, there is a high possibility of the deal happening in January.

Soler plays on the flank for Valencia but can play centrally as well. He is pacy and has the ability to take on defenders. He possesses a lot of energy and creates goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates with his direct approach. He has everything that United need and will be an excellent addition to the United squad. 

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