Five surprise midfielders linked with Man Utd on transfer deadline day following Christian Eriksen injury
A look at some of the latest names linked with Manchester United on transfer deadline day
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Christian Eriksen’s ankle injury has forced Manchester United to scour the market for potential midfield additions on transfer deadline day, with Erik ten Hag wanting to ensure that he doesn’t leave himself short of options in the middle of the park.
It has been a relatively quiet January window at Old Trafford but the club are expected to be busy before the deadline. As it became apparent that United were on the lookout for a new midfielder, the rumours mill began, with five unlikely names thrown up...
As detailed in a report by the Daily Mail, United made an ‘enquiry’ about the availability of Eintracht Frankfurt playmaker Daichi Kamada. The Japan international is a key player for the Bundesliga side and helped them win the Europa League last season.
Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth claims the Red Devils have been offered Isco. The former Real Madrid man is a free agent following his departure from La Liga outfit Sevilla earlier this winter and an expected switch to Union Berlin fell through on deadline day.
Sheth also suggests Ten Hag’s side have been given the chance to land Saul Niguez. The Atletico Madrid man had a loan spell in England last term with Chelsea but struggled to make an impact, making just 10 league appearances for the London club before heading back to Spain.
The Telegraph have reported that Atletico’s Yannick Carrasco has also emerged as a potential option for United. The Belgium international is versatile and can play in attack, on the wing or at wing-back which makes him an attractive proposition to other teams.
The Lyon star is another name that has been linked. Foot Mercato journalist Santi Aouna suggests that the Ligue 1 man is another candidate to fill the void left by Eriksen’s injury. The 24-year-old has been on the books at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais for his whole career to date and has made 224 appearances in all competitions.