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I wouldn't mind seeing one of these 5 midfielders join United in January
Thinking about potential transfers for United to help improve the midfield, I have tried to look for players that I have 1st of all seen so can comment on, but also that are realistic, majority out of Champions League as I feel most players would stick with their team as they would lose the opportunity to play in the competition, and possibly win it.
So although I would love to see the likes of Koke, Gundogan, S. Bender, Modric, Khedira join, I just don't see it happening in January and would look for one of them in summer. Anyway, 5 of the players I would look at are:
Cabaye (quality player, would be slightly costly but I think would fit in well at United, could be hard with PSG sniffing about though, more importantly not CL cup tied)
Dembele (Quality box to box player, would compliment Carrick in my opinion, apparently unhappy at lack of game time, though not sure how much he's played and again not cup tied for the CL)
Pirlo (With Juve out of the CL, he doesn't have that holding him back, the chance to play in a different league may appeal to him however there may be the problem of him having to get used to the league, and at his age he may not be able to. Would be the cheapest of my 5 options and a short term fix for United. Would be CL cup tied but at his age, only having to play league and cup games would be beneficial, though watching him in the Euros he seems not to have aged at all).
Vidal (Getting to the less likely candidates now, he would be costly and cup tied, however again has no CL to look forward to and hold him back this season. All would depend on who he thinks is the better prospect, I'd expect him to prefer Juve though to be honest).
Song (Only player I've picked still currently in the CL, but I think lack of game time could persuade him to leave, think he would be a good partner for Carrick, also played well with RVP for Arsenal).
Theres also players like L. Bender (who is still in Champions League but not with a team with much prospect of winning it) ans Strootman who've been linked and have a good enough reputation however I haven't really seen enough to comment.
So what does everyone else think? Would I be being overly ambitious with these players? Am I overrating any? Overrating Uniteds ability to attract them? Anybody else who might be a good shout?