Forget Kane: Man Utd told to sign Richarlison in major summer Tottenham swoop
ven before Manchester United’s shock 7-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, a big summer was expected at Old Trafford.
While it seems difficult to put a positive spin on things now, only days on from a record-breaking loss at Anfield, Erik ten Hag’s side had at least shown signs of progress during the Dutchman’s first season in charge.
Carabao Cup winners, everything was pointing towards more progress in the coming years.
That, of course, may still be the case and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville was eager to point out that what happened at Anfield was a freak.
Still, few would argue United need more in the way of signings to compete. Wout Weghorst arrived as a short-term option on loan in January but has been criticised of late, with club legend Paul Scholes calling for more additions.
Now, another former United player has named a player he wants signed this summer.
Despite links to Harry Kane, World Cup-winning midfielder Kleberson urged United into signing Tottenham teammate Richarlison, who only joined Spurs last summer for £60m, instead.
“I’d really like to see Richarlison play for Man Utd,” Kleberson told OLBG.
“He’s the kind of striker that could help United a lot. Especially with teams pressing, he can do a low block, he can put pressure on the centre-back and he can get inside the box.
“He’s played in the Premier League for many years, he understands the rules and he’s a really hard-working player. As Man Utd get more structure and consistency, winning more games, I think Richarlison is a player who could do a lot for the club.”