Manchester United have been linked with a move for Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek – and Ian Wright has heard a deal could be happening. Van de Beek has been a star in the Ajax midfield in recent seasons. The Holland international is also a target of La Liga giants Real Madrid.
But when discussing how United can strengthen their squad, Wright mentioned Van de Beek as a signing that could be on the horizon for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“I’ve heard Donny van de Beek from Ajax,” he told Premier League Productions.
“I could probably see him in that midfield.”
Wright also thinks United need to improve in defence but believes former target Kalidou Koulibaly will be heading to the other side of Manchester instead.
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Koulibaly has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs and is expected to leave Napoli this summer.
“I’m hearing Koulibaly might be done with City,” the Arsenal legend added.
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“But I feel that the central pairing there needs something to it.
“As much as I do like Harry Maguire as a straight up centre-half but I think that for them to go on and challenge Liverpool, City, the European giants and everything, they’re just going to need a lot more defensively.”
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Meanwhile, Wright says United’s title chances in the next few seasons will depend on their front three of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
The trio have scored 60 goals between them in all competitions this term.
“When [Romelu] Lukaku went everybody’s going crazy about the fact ‘they haven’t replaced, they haven’t replaced, what are they going to do? Martial won’t score that many goals, Rashford won’t score that many goals’, they didn’t see Greenwood coming in,” Wright said.
“So all of a sudden Ole’s faith in them is being repaid, the question is can they do that continually?
“We know that Wayne Rooney for years continued scoring goals at an alarming rate, same with Robin van Persie.
“But now we’re seeing this new three here, can they continue with that consistency?
“Because if they do, they will be challenging City and Liverpool, with what they’ve got backed up, obviously they’re going to need some defensive cover and players.
“But I think that three is majorly promising, majorly promising.”
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