Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Bundesliga expert Daniel Pinder believes Leon Bailey could be a good alternative to Jadon Sancho for Manchester United.
Last summer, United spent most of the transfer window chasing Sancho, only for Borussia Dortmund to stand firm and reject an offer they deemed as unsatisfactory.
Since then, the Red Devils have been linked with a move for Bailey, with one report claiming that negotiations over a potential transfer are already underway with Bayer Leverkusen.
If United do end up managing to get a deal for Bailey over the line, Pinder is convinced the 23-year-old can make a big impact at Old Trafford.
When asked whether Bailey would have the same level of influence as Sancho, Pinder told FFC:
“I think he’d still make a really good impact. He can play either side of the striker, left wing, right wing, he’s two-footed, he can take on players, he’s got pace, he can shoot from distance and has added goals inside the box now.
“So, as a winger and still at a young age, I think for a club like Manchester United, they could really help develop his game. Champions League football, Manchester United, it would be a good fit.”
As well as out wide, United could also look to strengthen up front this summer. Edinson Cavani’s future is uncertain, while the club continues to be linked with a big-money move for Tottenham talisman Harry Kane.