The Daily Mail reports that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be provided with the necessary funds in order to pursue his transfer targets in January and beyond.
The report says that Ed Woodward and club owners the Glazers are more than willing to get behind Solskjaer in the transfer market, so he would be able to spend the amount of cash that he needs to build on the club’s recent good results against Tottenham and Manchester City.
The three players that has been mentioned include: Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez, FC Salzburg’s Erling Haaland and Ajax midfielder Donny Van de Beek. The Daily Mail goes on to say that both Avram and Joel Glazer told Ole that his job is safe. The Glazers recognize that it will take time for Ole to rebuild the squad. Executive chairman Ed Woodward wants to bring in better quality players to the club with those aforementioned players in mind.
I believe that these are excellent players to pursue, but out of these three in the list I can only see us getting one. Erling Haaland is the only one that I see where we have a good chance of obtaining him. Ole coached him at Molde in Norway for a season or two and Haaland looks up to Ole as a father figure. Both of them knows each other well.
Haaland is also at a point where this is the perfect time for him to make his jump from a team in Salzburg that wouldn’t match his ambitions. He wants to play in the Premier league with a top club. He’s outgrown his team and league and someone of his great talent should be making the step up in class to a world-class league. There are also other reports that Haaland is interested in leaving Salzburg. I don’t know if that’s in January or in the summer, but he certainly has higher ambitions.
The other two Niguez and Van Der Beek are star players that are very important to their clubs and are usually unlikely to sell their best players in January during the middle of the season. Those clubs need those players to help them finish in the Champions League places or in a Europa league 5th place spot at the end of the season.