Since the appointment of Erik ten Hag, a mixture of shrewd purchases and players upping their game have meant that Manchester United’s midfield looks much stronger as compared to last season.
Midfield looks better
The Dane has been a revelation while the Brazilian has indirectly been responsible for McTominay playing some of his best football.
Jude Bellingham could leave Borussia Dortmund for just £83million next summer (£50m less than Dortmund reportedly want) – if the entire fee is paid up front. [sun] #mufc
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) September 25, 2022
But there are still gaps as the former Ajax boss prefers to use a deep-lying playmaker instead of a destroyer and Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong was his preferred choice in the summer.
But a mixture of deferred wages and the player refusing to leave meant United had to forego their protracted chase.
However, rumours have once again surfaced, linking the Netherlands international with a move to Old Trafford next summer.
Reports have stated that Dortmund would only agree to part ways with the England international for a fee of £130million. But The Sun have now claimed that a deal can be struck for £50million less if a certain condition is met.
Utd in for Jude
“Jude Bellingham could leave Borussia Dortmund for just £83million next summer – if the entire fee is paid up front,” the report mentions.
The report also mentions that United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all will be vying for his signature but City are best placed to complete the deal due to their trophy-winning ability as well as the bond shared between Bellingham and Erling Haaland.
Pep Guardiola is looking at the 19-year-old as the eventual successor for Kevin de Bruyne.
It will be a tough ask for United to beat City to his signature but first and foremost, they have to qualify for the Champions League next season to stand any chance.