Man Utd favourites to sign two in-form attacking players in January

By | November 8, 2019

Manchester United are the bookmakers’ favourites to secure the services of James Maddison and Erling Braut Haaland during the January transfer window.

The Red Devils sealed a place in the last 32 of the Europa League games with a 3-0 win over Partizan Belgrade at Old Trafford on Thursday, however, are still struggling to perform on a high level in the Premier League as they are sitting 10th.

The 20-times English champions have been widely expected to strengthen their squad when the transfer window will be re-opened in January, with a forward a priority – although manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that it will be tough to get the players they want in January.

However, two players who look set to switch to the Red Devils – according to the bookies, at least – are Red Bull Salzburg prolific forward Haaland and Leicester City attacking creative midfielder James Maddison.

Former Norwich City midfielder has been long been rumoured with the Red Devils, while Haaland has impressed with his goalscoring exploits in the Austrian Bundesliga and Champions League.

Sky Bet makes the Red Devils favourites to secure the services of both players when the transfer window reopens in the new year, offering odds of 2/1 on Haaland to join the Red Devils and 9/2 for the Foxes playmaker to make the switch to Old Trafford.

The 19-year-old Halland is the Champions League’s top-scorer so far this campaign with seven goals in Salzburg’s opening four games and is the subject of interest from Barcelona Real Madrid, Liverpool and Arsenal as well as United.

According to stats website Transfermarkt , Haaland’s market value the Norwegian forward at £27m, He is contracted to Salzburg until 2023.

Maddison is also contracted until 2023 as well as Halland but Brendan Rodgers side are demanding at east £40m – although with the Foxes currently third in the English top-tier and gunning for a Champions League place they are likely to play hardball to avoid selling to a rival