Reports: Manchester United interested in signing 20-year-old star
What's the story?
Manchester United have not had a very happy festive period. After losing to Bristol City in the League Cup, the Red Devils have drawn 3 games successively in the Premier League to drop to the third position. Jose Mourinho even went on a rant saying that the Red Devils needed to spend more.
The spending in the January transfer window might be beginning with the signing of the highly talented Valencia star Carlos Soler. According to reports in Daily Star, the 20-year-old playmaker could make his way into the Red Devils squad as a replacement for Henrikh Mkhitaryan who is all but confirmed to leave Manchester United in the coming weeks.
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An under-21 Spain international, Carlos Soler has impressed for Valencia this season with his passing skills, composure on the ball and technical ability. Capable of playing as a number 10, or a box-to-box midfielder, the Valencia star could add the creative spark lacking in the Manchester United midfield.
Valencia are insistent on United paying Soler's release clause of £71 million, however, the Red Devils are confident of lowering the price by including the likes of either Mkhitaryan or Juan Mata in the deal.
The heart of the matter
The January transfer window promises to be filled with twists and turns. With big teams like Barcelona, Manchester United and Liverpool all ready to splash the cash, a number of big moves could actually come to fruition this month.
Carlos Soler definitely has the potential to become a world-class playmaker in the future. Still only 20, the youngster could prove to be an excellent long-term signing for the Red Devils.
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Soler definitely has a lot of potential!
With Mkhitaryan not at all settling well at Manchester United, the time might have come for Mourinho to cut his losses and look elsewhere. Soler definitely has the skills to become a world-beater and it could prove to be an extremely intelligent signing if the move does indeed go through in the coming days.