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Manchester United urged to hijack deal for Premier League star, he’s the ‘perfect’ option



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Manchester United have been urged to hijack the deal for one Premier League star who is the ‘perfect’ option for their midfield.

The Reds are aiming to strengthen various parts of their squad after deciding to retain Erik ten Hag as manager.

One focus is the midfield, with the potential departures of Casemiro and Christian Eriksen. Additionally, it seems unlikely that the purchase option in Sofyan Amrabat’s loan deal will be exercised.

Joao Palhinha of Fulham is looking likely to move to Bayern Munich this summer after the German club’s deal to sign the midfielder fell through last summer.

The 28-year-old is also receiving reported interest from Manchester United, although Sky Germany have claimed that his favourite option is Bayern.

Yet, former United midfielder Paul Ince believes that the club should be doing all they can to convince the Portuguese international who would be the ‘perfect’ replacement for Casemiro.

He told Bet365: “Joao Palhinha could replace Casemiro next season, without a doubt. Obviously he was going to go to Bayern Munich last summer which fell through on deadline day, but we know Fulham are prepared to sell with Bayern now back in for him.

“But I think if you look at the way he plays, I think he’s perfect for Manchester United. He gets about the park, he can pass, he can tackle, he’s strong.

“He’s got a good size about him. He’s got everything you need to be a success at Manchester United and I hope they hijack a move.

“The only question is about the players you put alongside him. That’s always the toughest thing because I think to be a good player, you’ve got to play with good players.

“All the players have to be aligned in what the objective is that season. I don’t think that’s been the case with Manchester United. But I think he’s definitely the type of player that Manchester United should be looking at.”

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