Manchester United’s scouting department has encouraged the club’s board to launch a bid to sign Croatia winger Ante Rebic, according to Duncan Castles.
The club has been on the hunt for a right sided winger for some time, with Jose Mourinho pinpointing Willian, who he signed as Chelsea manager, as a potential solution.
Rebic, who plays for Eintracht Frankfurt, has also emerged as a target after impressing on the right hand side for Croatia during their journey to the World Cup final over the summer.
According to Castles in a piece for the Sunday Times, the scouting department has proposed Rebic as a solution to the club’s problem in that area of the pitch.
Mourinho certainly had other targets in mind; Rebic was hardly a top target – or even that well known – ahead of the World Cup. Other players like Justin Kluivert, Ivan Perisic, Gareth Bale and Malcom are no longer viable options.
Attention appears to be focused primarily on reinforcing the central defence, with Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld and Yerry Mina all reportedly pinpointed as targets. This position, to Mourinho, is the priority. Signing a right sided attacker, therefore, would be an unlikely bonus in this fallow transfer window for United.