Manchester United are reportedly in talks over the transfer of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria.
The Switzerland international has impressed in the Bundesliga for some time now, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see an elite European club try to snap him up in the near future, particularly as he’s nearing the end of his contract so will be one of the most tempting free agents on the market this summer.
Man Utd could do with signing an upgrade on the likes of Nemanja Matic and Fred, so there’s surely room in their squad for Zakaria, and it seems they are working on a potential deal.
See below as reporter Gianluigi Longari seems to confirm that he’s aware of the Red Devils being in talks over signing Zakaria, with interim manager Ralf Rangnick a big fan of the 25-year-old…
— Gianluigi Longari (@Glongari) January 9, 2022
It remains to be seen if MUFC will be successful in their pursuit, but one imagines the Rangnick connection could be useful here when it comes to targeting players currently based in Germany.
Still, Liverpool and others have also recently been linked with Zakaria by Jonathan Shrager, so this all still seems rather up in the air…
I am told that Manchester United, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich have all recently enquired about the possibility of signing Denis Zakaria in January
— Jonathan Shrager (@JonathanShrager) January 2, 2022
It would surely make sense for United to prioritise strengthening in that area of the pitch after failing to do so this season, but the club might also struggle to attract players of this calibre if they’re not in the Champions League next season, which is currently by no means certain.
We must sign a quality midfielder,it does not matter what system is used you must dictate possession in the middle of the pitch.then you can feed the striker,giving him a chance to score.
I agree David. We actually need to sign Frenkie De Jong and one of Tchouameni,Zakaria, B. Kamara or Bissouma. United need to be aggressive in the January market and not wait until the end of the season when there will be increased competition. Offer Martial and Mata and even 10 million pounds to Barcelona for De Jong.
You are absolutely right,manchester United are not serious about winning cups,am asking the board to be like Manchester city,if aplayer want’s to move let him move,those players with negative attitude,offload them don’t entertain any one because that will not give us results.am telling the couch and am also commanding him be a manager and bring new flesh legs from outside,look at Arsenal, they are on the right track simply because the manager ment what he was saying about Sina being captain.manchester you have money,buy six or seven players to bring order in Manchester, example,you want to give Pogba 500 pounds in a week and yet the player has not won even FA only,is that normal, please take time and buy the right players immediately and stop joking,every time we are fighting for top four,not even EPL or champions league and then you tell us we are performing,let this be the last season of Manchester struggling,if cr 7 is the problem let him go away, Maguire is not supposed to be a captain is not performing and we wasted our money buying him,sell him and bring somebody who knows what it means to be a defender
Every six months we are told that we have money to spend, if there are quality players available. Well, the same was said when Ralf arrived and we have plenty available. We also have a real need to be looking to sign the best now without the inflated prices like we will return to this Summer, along with stiffer competition. The midfield has to addressed now while we are still within reach of the top four positions. And the icing on the cake is, the players can see the club is serious about changing for the future and will give them much more motivation than peptalks.
Glazer family f**k shit—-I wish they should sell the club to someone who is aimed at wining trophies than fighting for top four. They are totally a disgrace to the whole world .Their aimed of being in the top four is not welcome to we fans. The Man utd team is classified as one of the richest and big fc in Europe , but in terms of players which club are they to compare with? , how are they using their money ? They rather stick with old,weak and unhappy players. Forinstance Matic, Mata, Matial, Pogba, Jones, Maguire, Rashford, Cavani, Fred, the club has been managing to cope with these players since but they still remain as key players in Man Utd even the addition of Varane ,Ronaldo and Sancho is also a waste of money. In football you are to sell players and buy new ones to avoid controversies. But Ralf shouldn’t be sign he lacks coaching skills. You as a manager you can’t stick with one formation , you can try many as you can until you will find the one that suit your players .I mean that 4-2-2-2 doesn’t work.
I could be wrong with my assumptions, but I think utd’s 1st problem is we have never played with 1 upfront. If you see united historically have always thrived with 2 upfront. Play ronaldo upfront, and play his international teammate just off his shoulder, so you have 2 upfront.
2nd problem we are not using width (anybody remember becks & giggsy or even kanchelskis). We got sancho to provide width, but seems he is clucking around like a headless chicken. who is on the left? Rashford? He is not a left winger and martial has turned into a martian and he has gone into space.
3rd problem invisible midfield. Nobody in the current midfield position is able to pull the strings. Maybe Fred to a certain extent? He plays pretty well for Brazil. How and what Pogba wants to do, only he knows.
4th problem defence. SAF always maintained a strong defensive partnership (remember vidic and ferdinand or bruce and pallister or jaap stam)
Utd should really go all out and spend on Alfonso Davies as LB or LWB, 2 solid CB, maybe wan bissaka on the right. get pau torres and jules kounde as CB. Keep pogba and partner him with bissouma? soucek from west ham or ruben neves? Maybe get adama traore on RW from wolves and shift sancho to the left so he can cut in with his right? and then you have ronaldo and fernandes upfront.
I have to agree,we need a center mid,
Center half and center forward.
Who ever is charage that’s what he need other wise we will be back here talking about this again next. Season