Man United signing this talented 20-year-old Italian rising star would be a brilliant move by Solskjaer

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Why Manchester United should attempt to land Sandro Tonali

According to Corriere Dello Sport (h/t Daily Mail), Manchester United have made a late attempt to sign Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali.

The 20-year-old Italian enjoyed rare individual success last season, scoring once and assisting seven times, in what seemed to be a disastrous campaign for his club, Brescia. Despite his eye-catching form in the midfield, Tonali could not help Brescia as they were relegated back to the lower division just one season after earning Serie A promotion.

Young midfielder Sandro Tonali was in excellent form for Brescia last season.
Young midfielder Sandro Tonali was in excellent form for Brescia last season. (Getty Images)

In fact, young Tonali was one of Brescia’s key players in the 2018-19 season with three goals and seven assists as they went on to win the Serie B. Having now proved himself at the highest level in Italy, Tonali soon caught the eye of Inter Milan.

The report also suggests that Inter have agreed to sign Tonali on loan with an obligation to sign him next summer for £31.3million. However, Premier League side Manchester United have now emerged as new contenders to secure the talented youngster’s signature.

Tonali can offer Manchester United depth in midfield

The Red Devils under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are keen to bolster their midfield options next season following their impressive third-place finish last season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done a stellar job with Manchester United last season.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done a stellar job with Manchester United last season. (Getty Images)

The Norwegian boss believes that Tonali could be the perfect player to partner alongside a midfield that already boasts of the talented Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.

Also, Tonali is a defensive midfielder by trade, meaning he would be a valuable addition for United who have just Nemanja Matic in that role. Though a key player for United under Solskjaer, the Serbian midfielder turned 32 earlier this month and is clearly nearing the end of his career.

Moreover, having secured a Champions League spot last season, roping in a rising talent such as Tonali, by all means, looks like a welcome sign.

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic turned 32 earlier this month.
Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic turned 32 earlier this month. (Getty Images)

Hence, Manchester United should do everything possible to land Tonali and bring him to Old Trafford ahead of next season.

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Verdict

First of all, Manchester United clearly lack depth in their defensive midfield role. Tonali is just 20 and could prove to be an excellent future signing for the Red Devils. Also, his arrival will offer manager Solskjaer a good option in the middle as they make a return to the European competition.

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