Manchester United’s global scouting chief has persuaded the club to chase the signing of Valencia left-back Jose Gaya and identified two other key transfer targets, according to a report.
Following a poor start to the season, United have been linked with making additions to their squad in January – with strikers such as Mario Mandzukic mentioned – but boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been reluctant to confirm whether his side will spend early on next year.
The reporter says that the United scout was in attendance at Valencia’s Champions League game against Lille on Tuesday and was excited by what he saw, so much so that he has convinced the club to chase a deal for him.
Another report from news outlet Deporte Valenciano claims that should United go in for Gaya, any deal is likely to cost them in the region of €100m.
Furthermore, the scout was also impressed by the performances of winger Ferran Torres, having already been wowed by midfielder Carlos Soler back in August, and both are on a shortlist of targets with United looking to recruit more Spanish talent.