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Man United ‘set to make bid’ for Championship sensation amid Xabi Alonso and Newcastle United interest



Man United ‘set to make bid’ for Championship sensation amid Xabi Alonso and Newcastle United interest

Manchester United are said to be interested in a move to sign a exciting midfielder.

Manchester United are reportedly considering a Championship swoop ahead of the summer transfer window.

We are now just a matter of weeks away from the summer transfer window swinging open, and the Red Devils are once again expected to be busy.

It has been a hugely disappointing campaign for United, and they still have a decision to make over Erik ten Hag, given the struggles he has endured in the Old Trafford dugout this season.

Whatever the decision with Ten Hag, United will need to invest in new players this summer as they look to make up the gap between themselves and the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal.

Though, it’s not all about big-earning, pricey transfers, and that’s something United want to put into practice under Jim Ratcliffe given some of the transfer missteps made in recent years.

As part of that, the Red Devils will want to begin a culture of signing young, talented players years before they are ready to play for the first team – a strategy that will save the club millions if done well.

In that vein, the Northern Echo claim United are considering a deal to sign Sunderland midfielder Chris Rigg. The 16-year-old has already racked up 21 league appearances at senior level, scoring twice, but he is yet to pen his first senior contract with the club, given he is unable to pen terms until he turns 17 in June.

It’s now claimed there is interest from around Europe in Rigg, with United, Newcastle, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund all reportedly expressing an interest.

It’s reported that the Red Devils are expected to make the most serious approach, given their new youth-facing recruitment strategy. Naturally, Sunderland will be due some cash regardless of whether Rigg is signed before or after his first professional contract

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