Get rid of Lukaku and Matic as Man United told to sign £150 million Chelsea superstar this summer
Lee Sharpe has told Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to get rid of Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic and try to sign Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante during the summer transfer window.
United signed Lukaku from Everton two years ago in a deal worth £75million but the Belgian striker has lost his place in the starting line-up this season after failing to find the net on a regular basis, while Matic has ‘lost a yard’ or two this season and does not look like the same man who patrolled Jose Mourinho’s side last season.
And United have been told to make a move for Kante as he would be the perfect signing for the club claims Sharpe, after the Frenchman became unsettled at Chelsea this season with Maurizio Sarri failing to play him on his preferred deep-lying holding midfield role.
‘They have to go out and buy ready-made world-class players,’ Sharpe told talkSPORT. ‘They’ve got a few young players who are coming through, (Scott) McTominay looks really good.
‘There are a few young players in the team so they need ready-made, experienced, world-class players to put them back on that sort of level and stage.
‘I’m not sure it’s really worked out for Lukaku, a world-class centre-forward would be great.
‘Defensively they look a little bit uncertain so maybe a centre-half. If I was at United, I’d probably look at swapping Matic, he’s been brilliant but he’s probably lost a yard.
‘I’d go out and spend some money and get Kante because they don’t seem to fancy him at Chelsea.’
Kante is arguably the best holding midfielder in world football and it is a massive mystery to see just why Sarri has preferred to use him in a more attacking role, especially since Jorginho has failed to make the kind of impact that many had hoped for.
But Chelsea will not want to sell to one of their top four rivals and will look to offload Kante to the likes of PSG, Barcelona or Real Madrid if they do decide to sell at the end of the season.
However, he is one of the few world class players at the club and it would be a massive shock to see him depart the club at the end of the season.