In the latest Manchester United transfer news, Napoli’s Elseid Hysaj could become Jose Mourinho’s first summer signing after reports emerged of a £44million deal to be completed in next few weeks. Man Utd transfer news have picked up the pace after it was confirmed that Premier League transfer window will open on May 17 giving all the teams enough time to build their squad before the start of 2018/19 Premier League season. Elseid Hysaj Man Utd rumours have picked up the pace in last 24 hours after Jose Mourinho is said to be interested in signing at least 4 defenders including a left back and right back. While Alex Sandro is the favorite to be the new Man United left back next season, Elseid Hysaj Manchester United transfer could see the Albanian international become the regular right-back option for Man United next season. Despite Antonio Valencia’s presence, Elseid Hysaj looks certain to sign for Man United this summer and we take a look at the 5 reasons why Manchester United should sign Napoli star Elseid Hysaj.
1). Antonio Valencia is not getting any younger
Antonio Valencia is 33-years-old now and despite being physically fit, it is not fair to expect a winger turned full-back to play at the level which would take Man United close to the league title next season. Someone like Kyle Walker or Cesar Azpilicueta or Trent Arnold show their vigor going forward and they are quick to come back to help out their defense. Valencia has been the cornerstone of United’s defense but Elseid Hysaj Manchester United signing would allow Valencia to manage his game time and remaining Man United career in a better way. With Elseid Hysaj Man Utd transfer looking like a possibility, United’s right-back position will be secured for at least 2 more seasons giving Jose Mourinho a sign of relief as he looks to build a title-winning side at Old Trafford.
2). Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind appear to be on the way out
Latest Man Utd transfer news indicate that both Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind will be sold in the summer with Luke Shaw also set to be shown the door by Jose Mourinho. Such a drastic clearout will result in signing new players and particularly n full-back area. Elseid Hysaj Napoli was one of the most consistent defenders in Serie A and he will be an asset for Man United if the reported £44m deal goes through.
3). Timothy Fosu-Mensah is still not ready
Although a certain section of Manchester United fanbase wants Timothy Fosu-Mensah to be given the role of permanent right-back at the club, Jose Mourinho could send the 19-year-old out on loan once again in the 2018/19 season. Fosu-Mensah was part of Crystal Palace’s amazing turn around in the latter part of the season and helped them fight relegation. While a return to United is being rumoured in the player’s camp, it is very much possible that the Dutch star could spend another season at Selhurst Park and be ready when Valencia ends up leaving the club in a season or two.
4). Man United’s right-hand side lacks potency
Elseid Hysaj Napoli is known to be one of the more attacking right-backs in European football at the moment and although Valencia does like to bomb forward, his cross delivery percentage isn’t the best in Premier League. Valencia often wasted a lot of opportunities despite being in fruitful situations which is why Manchester United transfer news sees the club linked with Napoli’s Elseid Hysaj to given United’s right-hand side potency and a threat going forward.
5). Elseid Hysaj’s 44m release clause
According to reports, current Elseid Hysaj Napoli contract allows him to leave the club his summer if a club decides to activate his £44m release clause which was a major concern for the club manager Maurizio Sarri who wanted Napoli to negotiate a new deal for the defender. However, with summer transfer window almost upon us, it is highly unlikely that Hysaj will re-negotiate his contract with Napoli and would allow Manchester United to come with an offer worth £44m and sign him this summer. While Mourinho would indeed take a second call before sanctioning the transfer, it looks more than likely that Elseid Hysaj Man Utd is nor far away from getting done.