Sir Alex is apparently very interested in signing this adaptable young midfielder but surely he won’t be entering a bidding war of these proportions!
Manchester United have joined the race to sign 19-year-old midfielder Alex Witsel from Standard Liege, with the Belgian club valuing him at about £15m. (The Sun)
It’s price tags like this that make me believe the transfer market has gone haywire. We are after all talking about a young Belgian who has played around 50 games in the Belgian League, which is essentially even worse than the SPL and yet he is valued at £15m! Sir Alex isn’t that stupid, he knows when to spend big but he also knows when he is about to get ripped off. Apart from anything else the club has many midfielders and wingers (two positions Axel can take up) at the club either in the first team squad or in their burgeoning youth academy. Personally I don’t see the wisdom of this deal certainly not at that price. Who do Man United fans want to see Sir Alex bring in during the transfer window.