According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United have agreed to sign Sunderland’s teenage striker Joe Hugill for £250,000. The move is still to be ratified by the Premier League and the player hasn’t had his medical too due to the current Covid-19 crisis. Hugill was also being scouted by Tottenham but United seem to have moved in quickly and secured the signing. This signing continues United’s transfer strategy of buying young and talented players to be groomed for the future under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Early signs of this new transfer policy look promising with the likes of Daniel James ad Wan-Bissaka instantly making an impact with the first team but after years of failed transfers, United fans will be careful before making judgement. United’s transfers have failed them miserably post the Ferguson era with Ed Woodward primarily leading the transfer strategy at the club. With frequent managerial change, United were unable to come up with a coherent strategy and the signings they did make flopped almost always.
Along with signing youngsters, United need to strengthen their first team especially at Center Back, Right wing and possibly in the center midfield if Paul Pogba decides to leave. They made the mistake of letting Ander Herrera go and not replacing him in the last summer until the arrival of Bruno Fernandes and it clearly impacted the results in the first half of the season.