Valencia playmaker Carlos Soler has reportedly distanced himself from speculation linking him with a January move to Manchester United. The 20-year-old has recently emerged as a transfer target for United with Jose Mourinho looking to reinforce his attack front during the winter transfer window.
The Portuguese tactician was left frustrated during the summer after the club failed to pursue the services of Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan. Since then, the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have impressed in United’s attack, but the manager is still keen on adding a new recruit, who could make a difference in the latter half of the season.
Compared to Perisic, Soler is more of a playmaker who normally operates in the centre or the right side of the midfield, but he has shown his attacking prowess this season with four assists and a solitary goal, which came in a 2-2 draw versus Real Madrid in August.
A recent report suggested that the £40m-rated midfielder has been identified as Mourinho’s prime target for the New Year, but the Spaniard has now stressed that he is focused on his job with Valencia.
He told Cadena Cope h/t Metro: “You already know it. I’m focused on Valencia. Regarding those things [the interested from Manchester United] I know nothing. It would be foolish to think about those things right now.