Several midfielders could arrive at Old Trafford over the next few days.
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Ever since Roy Keane retired, Manchester United have had a problem in their central midfield. The Red Devils have tried several midfield combinations and signed several players to try and cure the problem but that position is still thought to be the club’s Achilles heel.
Now, Louis van Gaal will look to succeed where David Moyes and even Sir Alex Ferguson failed. He will look to sign several players that will solve United’s midfield dilemma. A whole host of top midfield talent has been linked with the recently deposed Premier League Champions.
Here are the five they could sign before the transfer window closes.
1. Arturo Vidal
The Chilean has routinely been linked with a move to Old Trafford. Van Gaal is known to be an admirer of Vidal’s having admitted so after the recent Premier League match against Sunderland.
Vidal would improve United’s midfield immensely, bringing the power that has been missing and his presence would also help the likes of Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick in getting the Red Devils’ passing game going.
However, unsurprisingly Juventus aren’t willing to let one of their best players go. Vidal himself is interested in a move to but won’t force his way out of Turin because he doesn’t want to damage his reputation with Juve’s fans.
In order to succeed in signing Vidal, United will have to offer Italian football’s grand Old Lady a huge amount of money, possibly around £40 million, with a United player going to the Juventus Stadium as part exchange as well.
Yet United’s deal for Angel di Maria has proved that the club are willing to break the bank for a player that they want. Vidal is a player that they both need and want so expect United to throw money at Juve and hope the Italian club give in.