It’s no secret that Manchester United has struggled in the transfer market in recent years. They paid over the odds for the players, bought the wrong players, were unable to complete deals for the best players, negotiations took too long, and were unable to transfer players at a decent price, and sometimes at all.
Recruiting was a mess.
CEO Richard Arnold’s recent admission that United “only burned the cash” continues to ring in the ears of many.
But all of that could change as United neared the most important sign they could score: former Liverpool sports director Michael Edwards.
Edwards recently left Anfield after 10 years at the club where he oversaw one of the Premier League’s most successful remodels in recent years. Players like Virgil van Dijk, Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mané, Fabinho, Allison, Luis Diaz and Andrew Robertson have passed, many at a bargain price.
This has led to both Chelsea, who wants to replace the outgoing Marina Granovska, and United showing interest in Edwards’ services.
“United are in the process of reorganizing their recruiting organization, led by football director John Murtough.” Post says.
“Many sources say Edwards is interesting to the new-looking Old Trafford regime as they continue to rebuild their transfer team.
“In addition to Edwards, it is understood that recruiting director Brentford Lee Dykes and soccer chief Middlesbrough Kieron Scott also have admirers at Old Trafford.”
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano confirms The Mail’s story.
“While waiting for Michael Edwards to make a decision about his future, Brentford’s highly acclaimed recruiting chief Lee Dykes is one of the names considered at Manchester United,” the guru tweeted.
While waiting for Michael Edwards to make a decision about his future, Brentford’s highly rated recruiting boss Lee Dykes is one of the names considered at Manchester United as @ SamiMokbel81_DM reported. #MUFC
No decision has been made, just internal discussions and concern.
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 23, 2022
United have already released six senior players whose contracts have expired this summer, and another six have been up for sale. However, not a single incoming transfer was made.
If any club needs a man with Edwards pedigree it is Manchester United. And fast.