As Erik ten Hag searches for a long-term replacement for Anthony Martial, Manchester United has the chance to sign Lyon star Moussa Dembele for nothing in the summer. The striker was previously rumored to be moving to Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and the club now has the chance to sign him without paying a big transfer fee.
The position is thought to be Ten Hag’s top priority, thus United will be on the Һunt for a new No. 9 over the summer. There were hopes that Martial would claim the jersey this season, but he has been severely handicapped by injuries, while Wout Weghorst, who is on loan from Burnley, hasn’t always performed well and isn’t expected to be around past the season’s end.
According to reports, the Red Devils are reportedly interested in signing Harry Kane, Victor Osimhen, and Benjamin Sesko in what would be headline-grabbing acquisitions. There might be a significantly less expensive alternative, allowing the team to invest in other areas.
Dembele will leave Lyon in the summer when his contract ends, according to Florian Plettenberg. Italian, German, and English clubs are all vying for his signing, but United might be able to take the lead because of their prior interest in him.
Dembele was originally mentioned in connection with United in 2020, when Solskjaer saw him as the ideal choice for his frontline. The curiosity persisted, and Ten Hag is thought to have kept him in mind while he searched for a striker during his first summer as manager.
Since joining Lyon from Celtic in 2018, Dembele has contributed significantly to the team, scoring 70 goals in 169 games. However, as Alexandre Lacazette has taken his place as the team’s primary striker, the goals have somewhat decreased this season. He has only scored three goals in all competitions this season and desperately needs a transfer to turn things around.
Dembele could even join as a supporting option to a new main man, allowing Martial to leave and find a new team and providing United extra finances for a new first-choice No. 9, given that there would be no transfer price involved. The Frenchman needs a sustained stint with a team to restart his career after a string of injuries, but if the Red Devils sign a star player, he is unlikely to get that chance at United.
While it is unclear who United will attempt to sign over the summer, it is looking more and more likely that a new center-forward will be one of the top priorities. Also, hiring Dembele as a new back-up player could not be a bad idea, and it wouldn’t be particularly expensive either.
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Axel Disasi, a defender for Monaco who Didier Deschamps recently brought into the France team to take the place of injured Arsenal center-back William Saliba, is apparently attracting more interest from Manchester United. The Red Devils are rumored to be looking for defensive reinforcements for the upcoming season, and Disasi is supposed to have caught their attention due to his recent strong showings at Monaco.
In all but one of Monaco’s league games this year, Disasi has started at center back or on the right side of a back four. He is thought to be drawing interest from some of the top teams in Europe. According to the Daily Mail, United has reportedly been keeping tabs on Disasi’s progress for some time and is now preparing to intensify their pursuit of his signature in anticipation of the summer transfer season.
It is rumored that United has reached out to Disasi along with a number of their Premier League opponents, and that discussions are currently taking place behind closed doors. He is still under contract with Monaco till the summer of 2025, but the French club is apparently open to selling this summer for a fee of about £44 million, which has given United hope that a deal to sign the 25-year-old might be reached in the near future.
The continued uncertainty around the futures of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof, who have both been linked with moves away from Old Trafford at the conclusion of the season, is the driving force behind United’s desire to acquire a new center-back. Based on his performances this season, Disasi would undoubtedly be a wise addition for the Red Devils, however they are unlikely to be the only team with a гeal interest in signing him.
It is unknown where Disasi will end up after the summer transfer window closes because teams like Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Tottenham, and West Ham are rumored to be competing with United for his services. By saying last year that he would like to play in the Premier League at some time before he inevitably hangs up his boots, he already set tongues wagging in England.
“I like England, it is a very exciting league,” said Disasi. “We can say that it is my favourite league. Between Paris and the Premier League? The place where I can progress the most.”
According to reports, PSG made an approach to sign Disasi in January, but Monaco were adamant on keeping him after losing fellow defender Benoit Badiashile to Chelsea. When the market for Disasi reopens later this year, it appears as though the French juggernauts may end up being United’s major competitors.
If he helps Monaco finish in the top four of Ligue 1 at the conclusion of the season, his stock will only keep rising, which might result in a fierce bidding bаttle in the weeks before the summer transfer window. Only time will tell where Disasi will play football next season, but it appears that United will try to have a leg up on the opposition by moving quickly in their continuing negotiations.