After signing the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Daniel James last summer, it’s unsurprising to hear new reports that Manchester United are yet again looking to target young, British players in this upcoming transfer window.
According to The Daily Mirror, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have earmarked a potential £20m move for Swansea defender Joe Rodon, with club legend and current Wales boss Ryan Giggs playing a major part in recommending him to the club.
The report claims that Solskjaer wants to strengthen his defence this summer, and that Giggs is a “big fan” of Rodon – the United icon also urged the club to sign Daniel James from Swansea last year too.
After hearing about the links to the Championship ace, United fans took to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the situation.
I’m sorry but you already recommended us DJ
— 🇷🇺 (@UtdRusFan) May 9, 2020
Giggsy please you’re a legend but don’t do us like this
— Luke🇾🇪 (@LukeOscar1) May 9, 2020
Giggs stop recommending Swansea players
— united pundit (@JamesProbets) May 9, 2020
Giggs should stop linking his country men to the club, for now we need starters & quality not some bang average championship players.
— Addison victor (@Vaddison99) May 9, 2020
Giggsy please stop with the Welsh bias 😭😭😭
— LKG (@UtdLKG) May 9, 2020
Why is giggs tryna spoil the rebuild
— Nasla MUFC™ (@EliteMaguire) May 9, 2020
Giggsy also recommended James, look how that turned out
— Mr 1-5 (@MIKassim) May 10, 2020
— Le Champion 22 (@LeChampion221) May 9, 2020
One United fan simply insisted that the links to Rodon showed that the Red Devils are “becoming a second rate club”.
— jamie (@glazers30055786) May 9, 2020
Whilst James’ form tailed off considerably in the second-half of the Premier League campaign, he did start the season on fire, notching three times in his first four top-flight games.
There does appear to be reasonable value for money in young players making a name for themselves in the Championship, and Rodon could be yet another starlet who does just that.
It seems Giggs is beginning to have a real influence on the club’s transfer policy even without being at the club.