Man Utd identify ‘perfect’ £26m midfielder as a ‘cheap’ option

Joe Williams
Mauro Arambarri Getafe Man Utd
Mauro Arambarri Getafe

Man Utd have identified their ideal midfield target for the summer transfer window, according to a report in Uruguay.

The Red Devils brought in Donny van de Beek – who has only made three Premier League starts all season – in the summer transfer window, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sticking to his tried and tested options over the struggling Dutchman.

With Bruno Fernandes playing almost every game for the Red Devils, Van de Beek has found playing time tough to come by and there are now rumours that Man Utd could go back into the market for yet another midfielder.

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Solskjaer likes to play Fred and Scott McTominay at the base of his midfield and reports now claim Man Utd are looking at improving their options in that position.

Traspasos (via Sport Witness) reckonMan Utd are ‘looking for’ a defensive midfielder and that their search has arrived at Getafe’s door.

It is reported that Getafe midfielder Mauro Arambarri is ‘closely followed’ by the Premier League outfit and that the club’s board see him as ‘a perfect option’ to improve Solskjaer’s side.

They regard Arambarri as ‘cheap and good’ with the La Liga midfielder only likely to set them back €30m (£26m).

The Uruguay international has played 33 times, scoring three goals, for Getafe this season with the club sitting just outside the relegation zone in 16th.

Solskjaer has admitted that Man Utd need to strengthen this summer if they are to catch Man City after Tuesday’s home defeat to Leicester saw their neighbours crowned Premier League champions.

“If you want to take up the challenge with them, of course, we need to strengthen our squad,” Solskjaer told BT Sport.

“Congratulations to them. They’ve had a fantastic season.

“I’m very pleased with my boys because they’ve made it into the last 10 days of the season with a Man City team ahead of us that are lauded as the best in Europe.

“We’ve done well but we want to take the next step and it might be that we need a couple more to have a stronger squad.”

Asked in the post-match press conference if he knows the areas he wants to improve, Solskjaer said: “That’s a long process and we know what we want to do.

“First of all, congratulations to Man City for winning the league, very worthy champions. We’ve got to hold our hands up and say that.

“But that’s where we want to be and we’re not there yet. They’ve put the bar where it is and that’s up to us now to take the next step.”