Manchester United youth team defender, Ethan Laird is set to join Queens Park Rangers on loan. Initially, Manchester United had agreed on a loan with Watford, however, the deal collapsed. Now, Championship side QPR has emerged as the likely destination for the defender following the collapse. Regular football time is a priority for the development of the youngster at this point of time.
The deal with Watford collapsed because they signed Mario Gaspar on a free transfer. This meant that Watford was unable to assure regular football time to Laird this season. QPR and Preston expressed their interest in the United youngster following the collapse of the deal. QPR have now emerged as the club to sign the youngster on a season-long deal this season.
Manchester United youth team defender, Ethan Laird is set to join Queens Park Rangers on loan. The right-back position remains a source of worry for Erik ten Hag. The options available at right-back are Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan Bissaka. Currently, Dalot is the first choice for right-back for ten Hag. Now, United are looking for replacements in the position. United are desperate to replace AWB who has had an awful season with the Red Devils the past year. Moreover, Denzel Dumfries, Kyle Walker-Peters, and Dest were all linked with a move to the club at various stages in the window.
United looking at Rabiot to alleviate midfield woes
The home defeat to Brighton highlighted the necessity for reinforcements in the midfield at Old Trafford. This season, Erik Ten Hag is desperate to sign Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong. Barcelona and Manchester United have agreed on a deal worth 80 million euros for the player.
But, De Jong is reluctant to leave Barcelona in the transfer window. Now, Adrien Rabiot has emerged as the potential target for the Red Devils. Rabiot has only one year left with his contract at Juventus. However, many pundits have criticized this speculation as Rabiot has had a streak of underwhelming performance since joining Juventus from PSG.
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