The agent of Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman is reportedly in talks with Manchester United over a potential move ahead of the upcoming transfer window.
What’s the story?
According to German outlet Bild, super-agent Pini Zahavi has been ordered to negotiate with Premier League clubs as the 24-year-old considers a move away from the Bundesliga giants.
Manchester City and Chelsea are also named among possible destinations for Coman, although the report states that a move is unlikely to occur until the summer of 2022.
Ole must avoid
The France international has just helped Bayern to their ninth consecutive top-flight title in a row, producing one of his best-ever season’s numbers-wise.
Nevertheless, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer must avoid this tempting transfer and concentrate solely on getting the Jadon Sancho deal over the line.
While Coman has failed to ever bag over six league goals in a single campaign despite playing for the division’s best side each season, the England international has hit totals of 12, 17 and eight for Borussia Dortmund since 2018/19.
Added to the fact that the 21-year-old has also been far more creative on the pitch than his Bayern counterpart, laying on an incredible 47 league assists in the same timeframe compared to the former Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain star’s haul of 21, it’s clear to see the difference in quality between the two forwards.
United finished second in the recently concluded Premier League campaign, 12 points behind champions Man City.
The sizeable gap was down to many reasons, but a significant one was due to the fact that Pep Guardiola’s men outscored their local rivals by 10 goals.
If Solskjaer is faced with a choice between Coman and Sancho when trying to close the gap to the Cityzens, then the Norwegian boss has an obvious answer to his dilemma.
The Frenchman’s persistent injury issues make him a liability too, and the ridiculous output of Sancho makes him a far more attractive target who could potentially help United overhaul their domestic rivals with his outstanding ability.
It would, quite simply, be a mistake to sign Coman instead of Sancho.