Whatever else Manchester United do in the market this summer, you would imagine that they will sign another central midfielder who can complement and/or eventually replace Michael Carrick.
But with a paucity of talent for that area the options are somewhat limited.
And with news that Sami Khedira will most likely leave Real Madrid this summer, Manchester United will surely take a look at a player who ticks many of the boxes for Manchester United’s next midfield general.
While fitness doubts remain over Strootman and Paul Pogba could cost £70m, Khedira represents a relatively low risk gamble. This is, after all, a player who has won La Liga, The Bundesliga, as well as The Champions League and The World Cup itself with Germany in 2014.
In fact Khedira proved, beyond all doubt, in Brazil that he had got over his long term injury and he was one of the best players in the team that dominated the tournament.
Not 29 until next April, Khedira looks ideal for The Premier League and Manchester United could sign him and still have money left for another midfielder. Most importantly, Khedira will feel that he has something to prove after 2 years on the sidelines at Real Madrid
Marca pretty much confirms that he will be leaving Real Madrid in a one-on-one interview with the German international of 54 caps.
Q. Have you felt badly treated at Real Madrid?
A. I’ve felt happy at Real Madrid. I leave with the respect of everybody who’s worked alongside me and with a clear conscience. It’s normal for the press and supporters to criticise me on occasions. That’s football.
Q. Would you like to leave a goodbye message?
A. I want to thank everyone, my teammates and the fans. The club will remain in my heart forever. I’m very proud to have worn this badge for five years.
Let’s take a look at the lad in a action. Manchester United fans: a no-brainer?