Exclusive: Man United considered transfer move for “very talented player” under Ralf Rangnick in January
According to Fabrizio Romano's exclusive CaughtOffside column, Manchester United scouted Bayer Leverkusen forward Patrik Schick while Ralf Rangnick was at the club, but there are no conversations about a trade for him at the time.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Red Devils have been linked with Schick as a possible replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, but Romano believes this conjecture is a little early.
For the time being, the transfer news guru maintains that nothing is occurring on that front, though he does admire Schick, a player he believes might be a fantastic signing for top Premier League clubs, though he could also be more consistent.
Last season, the Czech Republic international scored 24 goals in 31 games across all competitions, but he hasn’t started this season as well.
“There’s some speculation again about Patrik Schick being a Manchester United alternative,” Romano remarked. “He was one among the players scouted by Ralf Rangnick, but there have been no further contacts.”
“I believe he is a highly gifted player who needs to be more consistent; without a doubt, he could be a fantastic choice for many Premier League clubs.”
Man United were also linked with Jonathan David and Moussa Dembele in that Mirror article, although it remains to be seen whether Ronaldo will go at all.
In his essay today, Romano also addressed the Ronaldo situation, writing, “Cristiano recognized it was not the greatest way to act.” It’s worth noting that he’s now back in competition for the first team, and we’ll see him get another chance. He is completely available.
“But what occurred with his discussions with Ten Hag?” They have been in frequent, direct touch, according to my sources, and it has been positive. Ronaldo apologized profusely, but Ten Hag understood the player’s desire to be more active. They discussed it, had several conversations, and decided to shake hands, and now Ronaldo is back in the United first squad.”