Manchester United Offered A Chance To Sign This Ligue 1 Midfielder On Loan: Should Solskjaer Move In?

According to a recent report by the Express, Manchester United have been offered a chance to secure the services of Olympique Marseille midfielder Kevin Strootman on loan during the summer transfer period. The same source has also claimed that the Ligue 1 outfit are struggling at the moment and are looking to part ways with some of their prized assets which include Strootman.

Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol recently made a post on Twitter which said (via the Express), “Everton and Manchester United offered chance to sign Marseille/Holland midfielder Kevin Strootman on loan.

“Marseille signed him from Roma for £23m last summer. Marseille need to cut costs after a disappointing season.”

Strootman’s Struggles In The Ligue 1 This Season

Strootman has endured a difficult campaign since his move to Marseille last summer. The Dutch midfielder has featured in 27 Ligue 1 matches for the French outfit this term, scoring just one goal while creating five assists in multiple competitions.

The Ridderkerk born playmaker has also earned 43 international caps for the Dutch national team and has registered three goals for them thus far. At 29, Stootman still has a few years left in his locker to play at a high level.

What Does The Dutch Midfielder Offer On The Pitch?

Strootman is a decent dribbler with the ball from midfield but what makes him so unique is his ability to unlock the most rigid of defences in the opposition half. He can distribute the ball accurately and also protects the backline well. The Dutch midfielder boasts incredible strength and can read the game well which enables him to make timely interceptions for his team.

However, Strootman has been plagued with injuries in recent years, especially after he sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury back in 2014. He has struggled with fitness issues as well, which has derailed his career in European football.

Should Solskjaer Sign Strootman On Loan This Summer?

The Red Devils would be better of opting for more reliable options in the transfer market as Strootman looks like a shadow of his former self these days. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to make some quality acquisitions this summer, but the Dutch talent doesn’t fit the bill at Old Trafford. The Mancunian outfit should instead go for players who are currently playing at their best and give up on injury-prone talents.

Loading...
The following two tabs change content below.

Abhinab Ghosh

A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Share This Article

Leeds United Looking To Revisit Their January Transfer Target: An Improvement Over Harrison

Next Story »

Liverpool Could Ship Shaqiri To Fund A Move For This La Liga Winger: Right Choice For Klopp?

T40 SCOUTING

  • Better Than Pepe: Why Liverpool Should Shift Their Attention Towards This La Liga Ace This Summer

    2 days ago

    Liverpool are seemingly keen on signing an attacker this summer, who can not only add more quality and depth into the attack but can also turn out ...

    Read More
  • Liverpool To Rival Barcelona For This French League Sensation: A Complete Scout Report

    2 months ago

    Liverpool are going strong in the league as well as Europe and have been linked with an array of renowned names already ahead of the summer transfer ...

    Read More
  • A Scout Report Of How Matthijs de Ligt Would Fit In At Barcelona

    3 months ago

    Everything seems to be heading in the right direction for FC Barcelona this season, right from transfer dealing to club performances in all possible competitions. The Catalan ...

    Read More
  • Liverpool Lock Horns With PSG & Real Madrid To Rope In Selecao Sensation: A Complete Scout Report

    3 months ago

    Liverpool spent heftily last year to acquire renowned names from Europe’s top leagues. They have been ambitious in the transfer market and successfully built a squad capable ...

    Read More
  • Gerrard Tracking Millwall Defensive Ace To Bring Him To Rangers: A Scout Report

    3 months ago

    Antigua and Barbuda international Mahlon Romeo is reportedly (The Express) on Rangers’ radar, and Steven Gerrard is already planning for the upcoming summer. The Millwall fullback is ...

    Read More