Man Utd urged to sign £190m duo but Firmino the ‘perfect’ signing

Date published: Thursday 2nd July 2020 3:28

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Former Manchester United midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba (again, we know) has urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to move for Kalidou Koulibaly and Harry Kane this summer.

Solskjaer’s side are on a superb run, with the signing of £67m man Bruno Fernandes in January the catalyst to their success.

With Chelsea dropping points at West Ham, United sit just two points off fourth place in their bid to qualify for the Champions League.

And Djemba-Djemba – widely considered to be one of the biggest flops in United history – claims the Red Devils need two signings to challenge for the top trophies.

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Kane has consistently been linked with a move to Old Trafford, and Koulibaly – who is valued at around £90m – is one of the hottest centre-back properties in Europe.

“I would love to see Koulibaly come in to the defence, I think he would make a really big impact on the team,” said Djemba-Djemba exclusively to

“I would love to see one more striker in the [Ruud] Van Nistelrooy mould come in; someone who can score the goals, who can bring everyone into the play and someone who knows the league.

“Unfortunately I think the perfect striker for United is at Liverpool. Roberto Firmino would be the perfect striker for United, but they will never get him.

“If United were willing to spend so much on Martial, they should definitely go and spend £100million on Harry Kane. He would be worth it.”



Djemba-Djemba also hailed United’s performance against Brighton, with particular praise for Fernandes.

“The game against Brighton, it was like everybody was ready for that game, and Fernandes was absolutely unplayable,” he added. “He was so good against Brighton.

“Fernandes is so good in midfield for United, and to have him alongside Pogba, that is a proper midfield. They are going to play many, many games together.

“Fernandes, for me, is another Paul Scholes. He can do anything with the ball, he can shoot, he can take good free kicks, he can pass, he has great technique. It’s just like having another Paul Scholes.

Djemba-Djemba even said that Fernandes could go on to surpass Kevin De Bruyne as a player.

“I cannot compare Fernandes to De Bruyne at the moment,” he said when asked to compare the two.

“I think that De Bruyne is slightly ahead of him, Fernandes has time on his side and I am sure that he will become an even better player than De Bruyne.

“But at the moment, it’s Fernandes’ first time in England, and De Bruyne has played here for several years. If Fernandes keeps playing the way he has been, he will become an even better player.”


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