Manchester United will compete against Manchester City to sign KaoruMitoma as the two clubs look for attacking reinforcements in January.
Erik ten Hag has been playing Bruno Fernandes in the wrong position because of Jadon Sancho’s absence and Antony’s recent injury.
Mitoma’s recruitment would provide the Red Devils with an extra edge and boost their quality, as they struggle in the Premier League and Europe.
Ten Hag may have the Japanese international at top of his wish list, but Spanish source suggest that United would need to compete against City to sign him.
Mitoma is a player with a lot of speed, and his technical skills will be attractive to Pep Guardiola. He already signed Jeremy Doku this summer.
City’s added credentials, including Champions League football, put them at the forefront of any possible deal.
Brighton’s influential left winger, who has scored three goals in England’s premier league this season and provided three assists as well, is a great asset for manager Roberto De Zerbi.
According to London World, the international player with 18 caps would consider renewing his Seagulls contract. This would deal a major blow to the Manchester clubs in their pursuits.
If nothing is agreed upon before the January transfer window, both City and United could move swiftly to stop Mitoma committing to Brighton for his future.