Manchester United is working to strengthen the current playing staff, but at the same time it is thinking about the future. And not only to think, but also to act on that issue on the last day of the transferperiod. On the day when the official presentation of Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles is expected at Old Trafford, United have completed two big transfers of teenagers.
The first one is Facundo Pellistri (18), and the other is the super-talented winger Atalanta Amad Traore (18). As reported by the well-informed transfer guru from Italy, Fabrizio Romano, Manchester has settled all the details with the club from Bergamo, personal conditions with the player were agreed even earlier, so the deal was made.
And watch out now - Atalanta is going for 30,000,000 euros in compensation for compensation, plus bonuses ?! And all that for a boy who played only 24 minutes of senior football ...
Transfer will be finished in January
According to the agreement between the two clubs, Amad Traore will complete the transfer to Manchester United in January, since the work permit is still pending.
Romano also states that it is certain that the three-time European champion will immediately send Traore on loan, and that he will start competing for the first team only at the end of 2021. Parma and Verona have shown interest in him in previous weeks.
It was a loan request. A similar fate awaits Facundo Pellistri, a young Uruguayan who successfully passed medical examinations this morning and headed to the Manchester. He is expected to initial a multi-year contract with the Devils by the end of the day.
He is a Penarola striker who still has a bit more experience at the senior level than Traore. But he will hardly get a chance in the first team right away ... The English will set aside 10,000,000 euros for Pellistri. So they say crisis.
Maybe they feel it somewhere. Certainly not in Manchester. Otherwise, they would not shop for the future on the last day of the transition period and spend over 40,000,000 euros. And all that after that Tottenham debacle. Madness or smart investment? It is certain that Solskjaer must urgently change the team in order to reach the position that leads to the Champions League.
It turned out in the game against Tottenham that Manchester is far from a serious team and that there are huge holes in the defense. We don't know yet if the young players will be able to change anything, but we believe that the scouts of Manchester United know how to "find" the stars.
There are a few hours left until the closing of the transfer market, and the fans have no choice but to hope that United will sign someone else during the day.