Desperately needing multiple reinforcements this summer to ensure they don’t fall even further behind in the Premier League, Manchester United kickstarted their transfer window by signing Daniel James from Swansea.
Versatile and exceedingly quick, the Welsh international should help alleviate some of the worries about the club’s right-wing, even if he appears to favour the left.
With that out of the way, other areas need to be addressed, such as right-back, centre-back and the centre of the park.
One of the players sporadically linked for the latter has been Tanguy Ndombélé, who appears to be on the exit path at Lyon this summer.
Jean-Michel Aulas has heavily hinted his midfielder could leave if the right offer came in, but that hasn’t been the case yet.
According to TF1 journalist Julien Maynard, Manchester United are among three clubs still in talks with the Ligue 1 side, although none of them have reached an agreement as of yet.
As for Tanguy Ndombélé, the 22-year-old is said to be ‘taking his time’ before making a decision, knowing full well that this next move could be career defining.
Few would argue against the France international’s signing at Old Trafford, and with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperate to sign young, hungry and determined players for his rebuild, there’s no denying the Lyon midfielder fits the bill.
He would also slot straight into the Red Devils’ somewhat depleted midfield, potentially forming a strong partnership with his compatriot Paul Pogba.
The interest is still there, but the final decision, if a bid is made, will be Ndombele’s, and with clubs such as Tottenham and Juventus also in the mix, both capable of offering Champions League football, Manchester United might need to be extra convincing…