Man United make 20-year-old winger top January transfer target – report

Manchester United are interested in signing Valencia's 20-year-old winger Carlos Soler, according to reports

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: Uefa handout

Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United to address their weakness in wide areas after making Valencia winger Carlos Soler his top January transfer target, according to reports.

The Independent is reporting that Red Devils boss Mourinho wants to finally make a signing that can add some pace to his Manchester United team on the wing.

The same article states that Mourinho regrets his failure to sign Inter Milan attacking midfielder Ivan Perisic in the summer transfer window after being heavily linked with the Croatia international.

According to the same story, Manchester United scouts have been impressed with Soler over the past 11 months since the promising winger broke into Valencia’s first-team.

The 20-year-old winger has scored one goal and has made four assists in 11 appearances in La Liga this season to make an impressive start to the 2017-18 campaign.

The Independent suggest that Soler could cost up to £40m despite his relative lack of inexperience following his debut for los Che in 2016.

The British media outlet believes Manchester United starlet Andreas Pereira could be used as a makeweight given his eye-catching displays on loan at Valencia.

Manchester United signed Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic.

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