Sir Jim Ratcliffe has laid out the transfer priorities for Manchester United as he aims to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford.
The Standard report INEOS and Ratcliffe want to sign a centre-forward, a midfielder, a centre-back and a right-back to revitalise Man United.
Their priority is to sign a world-class forward who is at a similar level to Harry Kane.
Everton’s Jarrad Branthwaite and OGC Nice’s Jean Clair Todibo could be the centre-back options.
Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise is also considered a key transfer target for the Red Devils.
United fans will hope that the Ratcliffe era starts with a bang
The British billionaire was at the Theatre of Dreams on Sunday as United surrendered the lead twice against Tottenham Hotspur.
He sat beside Sir Alex Ferguson, under whom Man United last won the Premier League title.
Things have only gone downhill for the Red Devils since Ferguson’s retirement.
Rasmus Hojlund was signed from Atalanta last summer in a deal worth around £72 million. The 20-year-old has great potential and could be a future superstar.
Even though he has taken some time to adapt to the Premier League, he has every trait to be a successful striker in England.
However, he is still very young, and expecting 30 goals from him every season is unfair. United would massively benefit from an experienced and proven striker in their ranks.
There are doubts over the future of Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire. Signing a young centre-back must be on the cards for the Red Devils.
United triggered one-year options to extend the contracts of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof earlier this month.
However, United could cash in on them if a suitable offer arrives.
Ratcliffe expects his deal to buy a 25 percent stake in United to be ratified early next month.
The upcoming summer transfer window will be his litmus test, as his investment will increase the playing field for United to buy players without breaching financial rules.
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