Manchester United Transfer Talk: Maddison, Eriksen, Matic, Koulibaly


At the third international break, Manchester United are middling about in mid-table. Sitting in seventh place, they are right in contention for the UEFA Europa League slots. They are still nine points off the pace for a top four slot, but it’s a lot better than where they were at the last international break (12th place).

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves to be given adequate time, as the rebuild is going to take awhile, but the results under him so far are nowhere near the standard for Manchester United. The January transfer window will get here before you know it, so let’s take a look at who could be coming and going from Old Trafford in the new year.

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We start with frozen out midfielder Nemanja Matic, who could be on the move come 2020, provided a replacement is procured. He’s been linked with moves to West Ham United, and both major clubs in Milan.

Next we turn to a long time United transfer target, Napoli central defender Kalidou Koulibaly. Italian outlet Il Mattino is claiming that the Serie A club are ready to cash in on Koulibaly, who has been in poor form this season, for a greatly reduced rate of £69m.

United could be interested in the 28-year-old, having missed out on him in the summer.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis said just last month: “I loved Koulibaly the man so I refused the £91m offer, but a time will come when I’ll have to sell him.”

Of course, how interested will United truly be now? They did break the transfer fee record for a defender in signing Harry Maguire in the summer.

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Finally, in sticking with the concept of United acquiring a player from Leicester City, Old Trafford has been linked recently with the Foxes James Maddison.

According t0 the Express, United EVP Ed Woodward has an ideal opportunity for Maddison, and long time target, Tottenham Hotspur winger Christian Eriksen.

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  1. At 69m, Koulibaly is a reasonable bet if we can recognise and repair his recent loss of form; Maddison is a must. He’s young and English plus talented and industrious. Eriksen is a no-go. Past his prime and no longer what he used to be unfortunately.

  2. Bring in #Maddison#Eriksen and #Koulibaly all together this is an opportunity will never get again ever.

  3. Maddison would not stoop down to a club that is not getting champions league football nor will it be in the top 6 come Christmas. Manchester United is becoming a joke of a club as of late. Why are we trying to sign players that have gone past their sell by date, for example the like of Cristian Erikson and alos Mario Mandzukic.

  4. Olaminiyi Olusegun says

    IN: Ruben Neves; James Madison; Christian Eriksen and Bruno fernandez
    OUT : Jesse Lingard ; Juan Mata ; Nemanja Matic ; Fred ; Andrea Peirrera and Ashley Young(no new contract)

  5. IN: James Maddison, Erling Halaand, Jarrod Bowen, John McGinn, Dennis Zakaria, Bruno Fernandes, Ben White, Jose Gaya , Youssef Atal.

    OUT: Juan Mata, Matic, Fred, Rojo, Jones,Ashley Young, Pogba

  6. IN: james maddison,Bruno fernandes OUT: Ashley young,pogba

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