Perhaps one the greatest weaknesses in Manchester United’s current squad is the lack of creativity from the wings. Underwhelming performances from Nani, Young and Valencia has put huge pressure on the shoulders of young Adnan Januzaj. Van Gaal possesses one of the greatest wingers in the world in his Holland team in Arjen Robben thus it seems likely that this is a position he will look to strengthen.
Reports from Italy are claiming that Manchester United have stepped up this interest by making a 40 million euro (£31.8m) bid for World Cup star Juan Cuardado. The winger has been a revelation for a free scoring Columbian side and has lit up Brazil with his dazzling performances alongside James Rodriguez.
Italian source TMW claim that Fiorentina would want closer to 50 million euros as they believe interest from Barcelona and Bayern could lead to a subsequent ‘bidding war’ that would drive up the Columbians’ price. Cuardado’s versatility would suit Louis Van Gaal, who often requires his players to play in several positions making him a great addition to whatever system Van Gaal decides to implement in Manchester.
Whilst the report of a bid may be premature it is likely that come August 16th a new winger supporting the illustrious number 7 could be lining up for Manchester United.