With Michael Carrick reaching the backend of his career, Bastian Schweinsteiger basically jobless, Morgan Schneiderlin clearly not in favour and Marouane Fellaini unable to tackle without the use of his elbows, a new defensive minded midfielder could be the next priority at Manchester United.
Worry not, Old Trafford regulars, as Le10 Sport have found the perfect person for your team, claiming José Mourinho is already in love with Tiémoué Bakayoko, currently contracted to Monaco.
The 22-year-old defensive midfielder, used sparingly last season (only 19 league appearances) really made a name for himself during Monaco’s convincing 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain this season, and many scouts haven’t looked back.
According to the French magazine, the Portuguese manager has been following the youngster’s progress for over a year now, ever since he was made aware of his existence thanks to a good relationship with the Ligue 1 side.
Great at hoovering up passes, strong in the tackle and able to quickly get rid of the ball to a teammate, the player has attributes that tick many boxes for him to be a success in the Premier League.
With this in mind, few, including Le10 Sport are expecting him to grow old at Monaco, and considering the recent departures of N’Golo Kanté and Nampalys Mendy to England, Bakayoko might not be far behind, with a price of €25m estimated.