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Manchester United: Six sensible transfer targets

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Manchester United have been linked with some world class players this upcoming transfer window; the likes of Toni Kroos and Edinson Cavani have been mentioned within the media. But, despite the talent these players possess and the qualities they’d bring to an unconfident United side, they aren’t necessarily needed. 

The board must not fall victim to the pressure of many deceived fans: over spending on players who aren’t needed, or of the quality the price tag might suggest. Tottenham, despite sitting above United in the division have invested in players such as Soldado, Capoue and Lamela, all of which haven’t reached the potential which fans wished for.

Manchester United must spend wisely; it’s quite apparent and obvious that central midfield is a weakness within the squad. Kroos would definitely benefit any squad. As United fans, the best is always expected, and rightly so. But, I believe in United's current situation with no European football, means the fans should not replace expectation with sheer misconception, regardless of who the manager is. They must let him buy the right players.

Here’s a shortlist of players who I believe could benefit United next season...

Adam Lallana

The Southampton winger has really grown in professionalism and class this season, and has developed enough to earn an expected England call-up for the World Cup. I believe the playmaker could really profit the team next season; but United must not overspend on the player - one good season doesn’t make the 26-year-old a £30 million pound investment (Andy Carroll, anyone?). So the board must not over spend on his form.

Luke Shaw

Another Southampton man, also under consideration for Brazil this summer. The teenage left back has come through the youth levels at Southampton, and could develop into a world class player. The youngster would fit a Manchester united philosophy, and replace an ageing Patrice Evra.

Tom Huddlestone

Whilst many may laugh at this consideration, the Hull midfielder has really taken advantage of consistent first time football and has been a significant performer in a Hull side doing so well. His range of passing would be an ideal addition as Manchester United have struggled linking up the midfield and attack this season. The Englishmen could be bought at a good price.

Ivan Rakitić

The 26-year-old midfielder who currently plays for Sevilla has been linked with several moves to Premier League next season. Currently starring for a Sevilla side fifth in the La Liga, he can prove a great threat going forward, as demonstrated by his 13 goals this season.

John Stones

The Everton teenager has been a breakthrough act at Goodison Park this season. The regularly effective defender could be an outside bet for the England squad at the World Cup

Josip Drmic

The Nuremburg striker at just 21 has been sensation in the Bundesliga this season. With 16 goals to his name, the Swiss international is a real threat in front of goal. The youngster, like John Stones and others linked with a move to Old Trafford. With a release clause of £4.5 million, he could prove bargain.

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