Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Brighton forward Leandro Trossard but, despite his availability, Erik ten Hag’s side haven’t made a move for the Belgian, according to journalist Ben Jacobs.
The CBS reporter claims that the Red Devils are one of three Premier League teams that the player’s agent has contacted, along with Chelsea and Liverpool. However, even though the Red Devils need to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, Jacobs says United are stalling on making an offer:
“Manchester United haven’t really bitten, but given the [Cristiano] Ronaldo situation, we have to wait and see if they consider a player like him [Trossard], somebody gettable, somebody that is in good form and somebody that can just tide them over and continue the momentum that they’re building under Erik ten Hag between now and the summer, at which point they can then come in for a big name.”
It was reported at the start of the month that Chelsea were likely to make a £30m offer for Trossard and, if that is the sort of fee required to sign the player, United should seriously consider their own bid.
As Jacobs points out, the winger could be a short-term solution as the club look to fill the void left by Ronaldo. Funds are expected to be tight in January so expecting the club to shell out £80m to £100m on a new striker is unrealistic, but a deal for Trossard is very much achievable.