As a result of Manchester United’s poor performance against Brighton, Erik ten Hag is determined to overhaul the midfield.
The 52-year-old Dutchman, who was playing in his first Premier League match with Scott McTominay and Fred, could only watch in horror as Graham Potter’s Seagulls wrecked havoc at Old Trafford.
With the £15 million acquisition of Adrien Rabiot, a regular for Juventus, emergency intervention now appears to be about to begin.
The comparatively low sum was immediately agreed upon between United and the Serie A giants, and The Guardian believes that personal terms have already started to be discussed.
With less than a year left on his Turin contract, French international Rabiot, 27, seems like an improvement over the Red Devils’ existing center alternatives.
He contributed to his former team Paris Saint-Germain winning five Ligue 1 championships and winning the Serie A in 2019–20, albeit there have been some concerns raised over prior reports of poor behavior.
According to rumors, Ten Hag wants more than one acquisition and is interested in both Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Guido Rodriguez.
Lazio midfielder Milinkovic-Savic, also 27, has been linked with a Premier League switch for several years and the Manchester Evening News believe an offer of £50m would likely be accepted.
Meanwhile, Spanish outlet AS say Real Betis star Rodriguez, 28, is well-liked by United chiefs and represents another cost-effective option at £15m.
Although Barcelona and Chelsea are both interested in keeping the Netherlands international, Frenkie de Jong, United’s strong interest in him continues to wane.