There may well be a great deal of football to be played before the opening of the January transfer window, but that hasn't stopped sources speculating on the players Louis van Gaal could bring to Manchester United.
According to The Sun, the Red Devils, as well as Premier League counterparts Tottenham, are keeping tabs on Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez.
With three league goals in 10 games this season, the 22-year-old has been one of the Magpies' standout players in what has been a tricky campaign for Steve McClaren's side so far.
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In fact, The Sun suggest that United could enquire for the £15 million-rated forward in the upcoming window, but we're not entirely convinced that they're going to make a move for him.
Perez, who found the back of the net against Bournemouth this past weekend, certainly has potential, but surely United officials aren't going to take a gamble on him at this stage.
It's not going to happen
United may well be lacking in the attacking department, but the signing of Perez would be a strange one. The report goes on to claim that Perez is currently enjoying his football on Tyneside, so he'd be foolish to move on half way through the season.
Let's be honest, he's not good enough to play week in, week out for United, so there's no reason for Van Gaal to bring him to Manchester in January. The statistics prove he's not quite ready for Old Trafford. With just seven league goals in 36 league appearances last season, he's by no means the finished article.
The attacker must continue to learn the game and star on a consistent basis, so Newcastle fans shouldn't have anything to worry about.
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