Darren Fletcher has warned Man Utd over two “risks” they could face if they sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona.
Jadon Sancho has been consistently linked with a move to Man Utd, however that deal seems to have reached an impasse with the Red Devils now looking for alternative options in the transfer market.
One name that has emerged as a possible option is Dembele, who has struggled with injury issues at Barcelona following his €105m move from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017.
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Spanish publication AS claimed on Wednesday that the Red Devils are closing in on a €60m (£55m) deal for Dembele with Barcelona using those funds to land Memphis Depay.
“It suggests that they are moving on from Jadon Sancho,” Fletcher told Sky Sports.
“I think Ousmane Dembele’s a right-winger, a position they are finally identifying. Barcelona purchased him for £100m or something like that. I think a loan deal would suit United, and probably both parties, I think he needs a fresh challenge, coming to a massive club like Manchester United.
“It comes with its risks – his injury record is not great over the last few seasons – I think he only made five league appearances last season, but he’s a talented player.
“It’s a chance to showcase himself, get opportunities, get fit and potentially look for a transfer down the line, but I wouldn’t say they’ve got to sign him because of his injury record, and he has tendencies to be late a lot of the time judging by reports.
“United should give him the opportunity to showcase himself and be the player everyone thought he was going to become.”