Manchester United are keen on a late swoop for Declan Rice but face huge obstacle According to The Independent (h/t Football Talk), Manchester United are eyeing a late swoop for West Ham midfielder Declan Rice but are stumped by the Hammers’ £100million valuation of the player.
The Red Devils, who wrapped up the signing of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, could be interested in strengthening their midfield options this summer.
Although the club possess the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, and Fred in the midfield line, things have changed recently. Paris Saint Germain are said to be keen on a move for Paul Pogba if Kylian Mbappe leaves the club while Donny van de Beek has suffered for game time at Old Trafford.
United could eye late move for Declan Rice Additionally, Scott McTominay has also recently undergone groin surgery and could be facing a spell on the sidelines. In such a situation, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be looking to add to his current squad.
Targeting Rice makes a lot of sense, especially because of the player’s age profile. At 22, Rice could be an incredible figure in the midfield for a long time to come while he also has considerable Premier League experience.
The Englishman made 32 Premier League appearances for the Hammers last season as he helped them to a Top 6 finish while he was also a crucial part of the Three Lions squad that made it to the final of the Euros earlier this summer.
Rice was crucial for England at the Euros More Manchester United News Marcus Rashford has returned to Manchester United trainingEarly Team News as Manchester United prepare to take on WolvesManchester United are eager on a move for Eduardo Camavinga However, United would not able to stump up £100million for the midfielder unless they make significant sales in the coming days, according to The Independent (h/t Football Talk).
Thus, if the Red Devils manage to sell some of the deadwood at the club, a late move for the 22-year-old could be on the cards this summer.