So far, so good for Manchester United in the summer transfer season, with Erik ten Hag landing all of his primary objectives.
The Dutchman’s firm attitude on which players to let go and who to bring in appears to have served the club well, but one or two more before the window closes on September 1 would be welcome.
Sofyan Amrabat of Fiorentina is expected to be the next player to arrive at Old Trafford, but another name has suddenly attracted the eye.
Amadou Onana, no relation to United goalkeeper Andre, has been connected with a move to Old Trafford, but as the Liverpool ECHO points out, Sean Dyche values his player higher than Romeo Lavia, who has negotiated a £60 million move from Southampton to Chelsea.
It’s unclear whether Old Trafford officials would authorize a trade at that price, but the Liverpool ECHO knows that Man United has made no approach for the player at this time.
With two and a half weeks before the end of the current transfer window, a late window move is entirely possible, but much will likely depend on how well the Red Devils do in the next couple of games.
A draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers in their first Premier League match of 2023/24 may entice the powers that be to accept a proposal should Ten Hag feel Onana is worth pursuing.