Manchester United appears unlikely to make any significant signings during the 2024 winter transfer window, according to talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook, who dismisses rumors of a Karim Benzema move to Old Trafford as unrealistic.
The Red Devils have experienced a rather uneventful transfer window in terms of new acquisitions, and it seems this trend will continue for Erik ten Hag’s side in the remaining days of the market.
Recently, Manchester United underwent a minority takeover, with INEOS chairman Sir Jim Ratcliffe securing a 25% stake in the club.
While he will oversee football operations behind the scenes, the immediate priority for the Manchester giants remains securing European football for the 2024/25 season.
Manchester United’s struggles in finding the back of the net have been evident throughout the 2023/24 season.
Despite significant investments made during the 2023 summer transfer window, the club has yet to see substantial returns from many of their high-profile signings.
In an attempt to bolster their attacking options, Manchester United signed Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta in August 2023 for £72 million.
However, the Danish striker has struggled to adapt to the demands of the Premier League, managing only two goals in 16 appearances.
With the team ranking among the lowest scorers in the Premier League this season, speculation arose regarding potential signings like Karim Benzema.
However, given the exorbitant wages demanded by the 36-year-old, a deal seems highly improbable.
Furthermore, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano mentioned Man Utd’s interest in Ajax striker Brian Brobbey.
However, any move for the 21-year-old will have to wait until the summer, as Brobbey has committed to staying with Ajax for the remainder of the season.
Despite the setback of Anthony Martial’s injury sidelining him for ten weeks, Manchester United’s stance on recruitment remains unchanged.
Crook suggests that the club may shift their approach to transfers in the future, distancing themselves from high-profile signings and potentially exploring alternative strategies.