Manchester United an Option for Wantaway Wolves Star Raul Jimenez
Previous Transfer Success for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The signing of Jimenez would add to Solskjaer’s list of so far successful transfers at United. In the summer, the Red Devils brought in Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James and Harry Maguire. All three of these have turned out very well for the Norwegian.
Wan-Bissaka’s defending is impeccable, and he is working on his already good attacking game.
James, while having been more successful in his opening few matches for United, is still playing very well, providing them with energy, pace and quality going forwards.
Maguire has played very consistently this season, and more recently he has developed into a brilliant central defender.
In January, Solskjaer brought in two more players. Bruno Fernandes came from Sporting Lisbon and has been exceptional for the Manchester side. Since his debut, they have not lost a game, and he has provided them with the creativity they so desperately needed. Furthermore, since his arrival, many of United’s players seem to have improved a great deal, with Fernandes’ positive influence clearly not just on the pitch.
Need For a Striker
Manchester United may need to sign a striker in the summer. While Ighalo’s loan could become permanent, he has not yet shown that he can start regularly at the top level of the Premier League. With that in mind, Anthony Martial is the only other option with reasonable experience. Although he is a very good player, the Frenchman is not an out and out striker and does not have the poachers finish needed for the position. While he could work on this, signing a new striker may be United’s best option.
During the January transfer window, Manchester United were linked with many strikers. Among these was Edinson Cavani, but with that transfer never having materialised, the Red Devils looked elsewhere. They have since had links to the likes of Harry Kane, and Jimenez. Both of these are quality strikers, however, it could come down to money in the end. While Wolves reportedly want a lot for the Mexican, Tottenham will also be looking for a hefty fee in return for their star striker, and with United also looking to sign players like Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish, whose price tags would also not be small, Raul Jimenez may be the better option.