Sky Sports, which broadcasts the Premier League in the United Kingdom, has named three of Manchester United’s transfer targets this summer.
However, Kim Min-Jae is not on the list.
The trio, which Sky Sports reported on Friday, are striker Harry Kane, midfielder Declan Rice, and midfielder Mason Mount. “Mourinho wants to see them in the dressing room next season,” the report claimed.
United’s interest in Kane has been one of the top stories in the European soccer market this year. The Red Devils have been struggling for a target man, commonly referred to as a “number nine”. With a year left on his contract at Tottenham, many have speculated that Kane, who has been unhappy at the club for more than a decade, could be on his way to United.
Kane is about to turn 30, but he’s likely to be in his prime for another four to five years. However, with Tottenham expected to hold on to Kane this summer with the possibility of letting him leave on a free next summer, it will be a challenge for United to secure him.
Tottenham are thought to be pricing his transfer from £100 million to begin with.
Rice and Mount are both England internationals who would bolster the midfield. Rice, 24, born in 1999, currently plays for West Ham United and has one year left on his contract, making a move this summer highly likely. The Hammers have made several offers to extend his contract, but Rice has refused for one reason or another, so the Hammers have given up.
Rice’s place in the England national team is well established, having started all five games at last year’s World Cup in Qatar and playing four full matches. He can play both central midfield and defensive midfield. As such, the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal are poised to make a move for Rice.
Mount, who was Rice’s classmate in 1999, is an attacking midfielder who can play further forward. He played four games at the World Cup, but doesn’t have the same level of national team experience as Rice due to the presence of Jude Bellingham in the same position. However, he has recently lost out in the race for a starting spot at Chelsea and is more likely to be sold this summer than re-signed.
“Man Utd have joined the race to sign Mount” was the headline in The Sun on Friday.
“They want all three, but depending on how United’s ongoing M&A pans out, they could get all of them or just some of them,” Sky Sports reported.메이저사이트
However, there are no defenders on the list, let alone Kim Min-Jae, so it’s interesting to see what Mourinho’s intentions are. Kane and Rice are expected to cost upwards of £100 million, while Mount would cost a lot less and wouldn’t be much different to Kim, who is expected to cost around £50 million.
However, Sky Sports seem to think that United’s need for defensive reinforcements is not urgent.