Manchester United let Fellaini and Herrera leave in the last two transfer windows and have not replaced them as yet.
Therefore, the Red Devils do lack quality and depth in the midfield and should look to reinforce the department in the winter transfer window. If reports in the media are anything to go by then Man United are going to move in to sign Italian international Sandro Tonali.
According to an exclusive report covered by The Sun, the Old Trafford club are to make a £40million move to sign the 19-year-old midfielder, who has been impressive in his debut Serie A campaign so far.
Brescia president Massimo Cellino wants to agree a new deal with the teenage starlet, and rates him very highly. However, as per The Sun, a fee of £40million had been touted.
Tonali is mainly a defensive midfielder, who has the ability to pass the ball well. In all fairness, we do need a such a midfielder, who is solid in breaking plays and also creative with the ball. In the Serie A, so far, the youngster has directly contributed in 3 goals (1 goal and 2 assists). Last weekend, he opened the scoring against Genoa from a brilliantly taken direct free kick.
Brescia manager, Eugenio Corini, rates his talented midfielder highly. Last month, after the defeat against Juventus, he heavily praised the Italian and claimed (Football Italia):
“He has technique, quality, physicality and the mentality of a great player. Sandro is extraordinary and it’s remarkable to see the way he handles all this pressure, has the desire to push himself beyond his boundaries.”
“He’s got the DNA of a great player and he can help Brescia stay in Serie A while we help him become a great player.”
I think £40million is way too much for someone, who has only played 9 games in the top flight of the Italian league but it must be noted that he is being compared to Azzurri legend Andrea Pirlo and has already earned his first senior cap for the four-time World Champions.
Earlier this month, Tonali made his debut for Italy against Liechtenstein in a Euro 2020 qualification contest that Roberto Mancini’s men won 5-0.
In your view, should United splash the cash to sign Sandro Tonali?