Matthijs de Ligt drops major hint about his future, Red Devils submit €120m bid for Joao Felix and more Manchester United Transfer News: June 2, 2019
Hello and welcome back to the Manchester United Transfer News round-up for 2nd June 2019. We are back with the top transfer stories of the day involving Manchester United and here are our top five picks for today.
#5 Solskjaer very close to his first summer signing
The Manchester Evening News quotes French news outlet La Dernière Heure to report that PSG right back Thomas Meunier is all set to become United's first signing of the summer. Reports in Belgium say that Meunier has decided to ignore interest from Arsenal, despite being contacted by his former Manager Unai Emery, because the Belgian has his heart set on a move to Old Trafford.
PSG are keen to complete the transfer at the earliest and Meunier could be Solskjaer's first signing as a United manager in a €25m deal. The Belgian was reported to have quite a few offers on his table, but only prefers a move to United right now.
Solskjaer had previously set his eye on Crystal Palace's Aaron Wan-Bissaka as the right man to bolster a position that is a weak link in the side. However, as we reported in our earlier segment, Palace set a £60m price for their star man. United's interest in the Englishman was pretty serious, but they were not willing to pay such inflated fees for a defender who had played just 42 games in the Premier League over two seasons.
As such, the Red Devils had begun their search elsewhere for an able replacement, and now it looks like Meunier could be donning the United colours in the next season. With Antonio Valencia already departing the club, Darmian's future on the balance and Ashley Young in the fag end of his career, United only have young Diogo Dalot for the right back position. In such a scenario, Meunier represents a great value for money. At 27 years of age, the Belgian is entering the prime years of his career and United can count on him to solve the immediate problem, while also helping Dalot in his development.
As of now, we wait for official confirmation from United, which is expected to come sometime in the next week.