Jose Mourinho

Man United’s number 1 January target is a huge surprise

Manchester United’s massive January transfer window

There has already been plenty of speculation about what Manchester United will do in the upcoming January transfer window.

Jose Mourinho’s future seems somewhat wrapped up with how Manchester United approach the January window.

Manchester United are currently eight points behind runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Manchester United need to sell before they can buy

Even if things go spectacularly well for Manchester United, they will be neck and neck with Pep Guardiola’s side.

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho has been linked with PSG. And, despite his request for more funds, has reportedly been told by Manchester United that he will need to sell before he can buy.

This explains recent reports regarding Luke Shaw, who is apparently available for 20 million pounds.

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Manchester United’s number 1 transfer target in January is Carlos Soler

On Tuesday, Miguel Delaney, usually a good source of Manchester United news, has claimed in The Independent that Valencia’s Carlos Soler is Jose Mourinho’s number one January target.

Soler is a 20-year-old midfielder who has played a key role for Valencia this season as they have emerged as title challengers in Spain’s top flight.

Valencia are currently second, four points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Mourinho concerned how Paul Pogba’s injury has affected his side

Manchester United still want to buy a winger and Mourinho remains upset his side didn’t buy Ivan Perisic, yet Soler will offer more options in the centre of midfield.

According to Delaney, Mourinho has “become increasingly concerned on how injury to Paul Pogba has had a greater effect on his whole team.”

Soler would likely cost 40 million pounds to sign from Valencia. Manchester United are considering offering Andreas Pereira, who is currently on loan at the Spanish side, as part of the deal.

“The new David Silva”

Valencia find themselves in a fair amount of debt and a Champions League spot this season would be huge.

They don’t want to sell Soler but may be forced to if a big offer comes in from Manchester United.

Somewhat ironically, Soler has been described as the “new David Silva” – who, of course, plays for Manchester City.

Silva also came through the ranks at Valencia.

Carlos Soler video evidence

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