Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will push for FOUR new first team signings for next season in the wake of the Europa League defeat final … with Jadon Sancho back to the top of the wishlist
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already set his sights on rebuilding a new team
- The Manchester United manager is dizzy after the loss of the Europa League final
- Solskjaer will tell the United hierarchy that he needs four new first team names
- Jadon Sancho is leading the list and signing a new center-back is given priority
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants up to four new major signings to revive his Manchester United side – with Jadon Sancho at the top of his list.
Solskjaer’s lack of confidence in the depths of his squad came to light when United sank in the Europa League defeat on penalties against Villarreal, with the Norwegian refusing to go to his bench until the 100th minute.
But he is determined to rectify that after United’s trophy-free campaign with right-wing, center-back, midfield and striker Solskjaer’s priority positions for reinforcement.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to think about signings after the loss of the Europa League final
The right wing has been a problem for United for a while and Borussia Dortmund’s Sancho remains Solskjaer’s first choice to solve his quest.
United tried to sign Sancho last summer but failed to sign Sancho and declined to meet Dortmund’s asking price of £ 108 million.
But they remain at the forefront of his signature. Dortmund will let English star Sancho, 21, leave this summer for the appropriate fee.
Jadon Sancho is once again at the top of United’s wish list and Dortmund is now ready to sell
Their asking price will be lower this time, although they have yet to finalize the figure that will lead them to a sale and talks are underway about a possible deal.
Villarreal’s Pau Torres impressed against United and, along with Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, is one of the options for the center.
United are also interested in West Ham’s Declan Rice, but are wary of the high price tag East Londoners will place on their captain.
With a striker also wanted, Solskjaer has some players he could offload to give him more room to maneuver in the transfer market.
Among them is one of their main goalkeepers, with United bracing for the departure of David de Gea or Dean Henderson.
United needs a center-back and will try to move to Pau Torres or Raphael Varane (right)
Solskjaer alternated between De Gea and Henderson this season.
De Gea tied the knot in the Europa League final, but ended the night as the fall guy, with his crucial spot kick being saved in the shootout.
Solskjaer knows he won’t be able to keep both quitters happy by sharing the games.
With Sergio Romero and Lee Grant also leaving, United have already switched to re-sign academy product Tom Heaton on a free from Aston Villa to bolster their ranks.
However, Heaton is again in the game with the expectation that he will be number 2 next season, which will face Solskjaer another goalkeeper dilemma, this time with whom he will have to say goodbye to De Gea and Henderson.
David De Gea was the mistake in the final and it could have been his last United game