CB - Tarkowski
would be quality. Premier League experience and one of the best CB's outside of the top 6. Consistent, strong & dependable.
contract ending in 2022 (M'Gladbach).. German international. Jason Denayer
(Lyon) contract also expiring next season.. has grown & improved since leaving Man City. Alessio Romagnoli
another one.. Italian international who's contract ends next year.
LB - Tagliafico
is a good shout. Robin Gosens
from Atalanta is quality. Alejandro Grimaldo
from Benfica. All would be improvements on Ritchie.
CM - Frank Kessie
would be tremendous. Box-to-box, athletic, strong & mobile dynamic midfielder. Would compliment Willock. 2 CM's would be ideal.. Van de Beek
would be class too.. would add much needed creativity & technical ability in the middle. Loan with option to buy at the end of season would be great as he isn't really getting a look-in at United. Someone like Aourar
would be amazing but I feel like he'll want to playing in Champions League (now) & will have better offers from the big hitters of the continent. Ryan Gravenberch
& Renanto Sanches
both young, dynamic, box-to-box, bags of energy & technical ability. I like Zakaria
too.. Swiss international. If we want a quick stop-gap till the end of the season get Barkeley
in on loan with option to buy (if he impresses) and get someone like Ox-Chamberlain
who can play cm, am & out wide.
ST - As mentioned we need a back-up / someone to compete with Wilson as he can't be relied on in a full season. I wouldn't mind someone like Martial but I have a feeling he could be a expensive flop.. so if anything get him on loan with option to buy in the summer if he impresses. Similar to Jesse Lingard too.. as a stop-gap for this season you could get someone like Origi as he's physical, tall, strong, athletic, mobile & experienced in the Prem. Icardi I wouldn't mind on loan to buy.. he's never played in the Prem & could end up being a flop/struggling. Ideally we should a young upcoming striker who's got massive potential the likes of Charles de Ketelaere, Karim Adeyemi, Musa Barrow, Adam Hlozek, Raspadori, Jonathan David & Luka Jovic
I think CB, LB, CM (x2) & a striker or two (winger/second striker) are essential if we want to survive. Then the real rebuilding job starts next summer. I don't see the likes of Manquillo, Ritchie, Clark, Fernandez, Shelvey, Hayden, Joelinton, etc being in the first team by then. ASM, Miggy (with a new manager could be diff player more clinical & effective), Wilson, Willock & Dubra are the only ones I could see still starting. Murphy depending on how he develops (under a new manager).. I don't see us having a massive clear our straight away I think it'll be gradual and a process. A lot of deadwood & not of the standard will be shifted.
Signings like Hangland, Mppabe, etc.. won't happen anytime soon.. possibly in 3-5 years yes as we develop into a team fighting for European contention & cup competitions.