AI Predicts 9 Players Manchester United Are Likely to Sign, Including Kane and Mount

AI Predicts 9 Players Manchester United Are Likely to Sign, Including Kane and Mount

Elijah Odetokun
May 31, 2023 at 9:57 AM
  • Manchester United are certain to have a significant presence in this summer transfer window
  • Erik ten Hag guided the Red Devils to a top-four Premier League finish and Carabao Cup title
  • United are looking to revamp their squad with some exits already confirmed for the summer

Manchester United’s season is not over, with the FA Cup final against city rivals, Manchester City still to come, but plans are already underway for summer recruitments to bolster the squad.

Erik ten Hag guided the team to a Carabao Cup victory and returned them to Champions League football next season, where they will require extra depth to compete.

The club is also going through a process that could either result in a complete sale or partial investment into the club, with Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe possible new owners.

Erik Ten Hag, Manchester United, Carabao Cup, Wembley Stadium.
Erik ten Hag helped Manchester United to a Carabao Cup triumph in his first season. Photo by Matthew Peters.
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This is not expected to influence their summer plans. However, as reported by Sun UK, artificial intelligence has given nine names when asked for the most likely to join the team.

1. Harry Kane

It comes as no surprise Kane is top of AI’s list. The English striker is ten Hag’s priority target for the number 9 position, with strikers Anthony Martial and loan player, Wout Weghorst set to exit. According to talkSPORT, Spurs want £100 million for the Englishman.

2. Mason Mount

Bar a last-minute miracle, the academy graduate will leave Stamford Bridge this summer after contract disputes. Mirror UK reports that he prefers a move to Old Trafford ahead of other clubs, with Chelsea holding out for at least £70 mil.

3. Declan Rice

Mason Mount’s best friend will leave West Ham this summer. Top European clubs are interested, including Bayern Munich, Arsenal, and former club Chelsea, but AI has predicted he is one of the players likely to move to Manchester for at least £90 mil.

4. Alexis Mac Allister

The World Cup winner with Argentina is fourth on AI’s list, but it is a very unlikely transfer, with the 24-year-old reportedly close to a move to Liverpool, who have been in contact with his team over the last weeks.

5. Jude Bellingham

Another unlikely transfer on the list - impossible even. The 19-year-old’s transfer to Real Madrid is done for a guaranteed fee of £87 mil with potential add-ons, with an announcement expected in the coming days, as Goal reports.

6. Frenkie De Jong

Manchester United spent last summer trying to get the former Ajax midfielder to link up with his former boss at United. De Jong resisted and stayed at Barcelona despite United and even Chelsea offering to pay what Barca owed him in deferred wages.

7. Youri Tielemans

The Belgian midfielder will be a free agent in the summer. He refused many contract offers before Leicester City were relegated. His transfer would not be difficult if United are interested, even though AS Roma are considered the forerunner.

8. Nicolo Barella

The Italian midfielder could be another unlikely one. He has a Champions League final to play for Inter, is also high on Liverpool’s midfield list if he wants to leave Italy, and will cost around £62 mil.

9. Denzel Dumfries

The Dutch midfielder was linked with a move to Chelsea in January but did not move. Inter had an asking price of £40 mil set for him and will be willing to let him move if any club meets their valuation.

Kane’s future remains mysterious

Sports Brief reported that Kane cast mystery over his future at Tottenham Hotspur with a recent interview advising the hierarchy on how to return the club to the top.

Recent reports in the English media suggest the 29-year-old star striker will stay on for another season and leave for free the season after if Spurs try to block his exit.

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