Following yesterday’s 3-0 defeat suffered in the hand of Manchester United, the Red devils are almost certainly going to be missing the Champions League party next season and as such seems to be making preparation already in advance for the summer transfer window.
According to a report by the SUN newspaper, Louis Van Gaal has earmarked Arsenal target Hull City’s Andy Robertson as a potential signing for the Red devils in an effort to solve the club’s problem at the left back position. According to the SUN, LVG will remain as Manchester United manager for next season and he is already making plans ahead. He has reportedly been given a warchest of £80 million to spend in the transfer market.
Andy Robertson was signed by Hull City in 2014 for a reported fee of £2.85 million but due to his wonderful performance for Hull City in the championship, he has been linked away from the Tigers with reports claiming Arsenal have had scouts to look at the 22-year-old Scottish international. The youngster is rated at £15 million.
Arsenal are said to be interested in signing the young defender as a replacement for Kieran Gibbs who according to reports will continue leaving Arsenal this summer in search of regular first team football. Arsenal will however have competition from Manchester United who sees the Scotland international as a replacement/competition for Luke Shaw who has been out since September due to injury.
With Nacho Monreal already 30 and Gibbs not looking like he will rediscover his form, Arsenal could do with another left back and so also could Manchester United which makes the race for the signature of the Hull City star interesting.
With the player likely to be on a low wage, money will likely not be a factor in deciding who he signs for. And if it comes to it, the lure of Champions league football may win the race for Arsenal.
Only time will tell.