Once Sir Jim Ratcliffe finalizes his purchase of a minority stake in Manchester United, he has been advised on two potential transfers that could bolster the squad.
The INEOS chief is expected to acquire 25% of the club for around £1.3 billion, and as he prepares to take charge of the sporting aspects, there is a keen focus on reinforcing the team during the upcoming January transfer window.
Ratcliffe’s ties with Nice have sparked speculation about potential moves for Khephren Thuram and Jean-Clair Todibo.
Former United defender Mikael Silvestre supports the idea, stating, “Khephren Thuram and Jean-Clair Todibo definitely have the level to play for Manchester United. They’re quality players, both French internationals.
Todibo is having a very good season. Thuram, a little bit less this season compared to last season but still a quality midfielder.”
Thuram is considered a potential successor to Casemiro, while Todibo could be a suitable replacement for Raphael Varane, who has faced surprising omissions.
Additionally, there have been rumors surrounding Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, but Silvestre believes it might not be a sensible move given Griezmann’s recent positional shift.
He commented, “I think Antoine Griezmann would be a second (Bruno) Fernandes or (Christian) Eriksen, as Griezmann doesn’t play as a forward anymore.
Man United has enough quality in that position, so this wouldn’t be the first move they would make. I don’t think such a move would make sense.”