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Solskjaer suggested ‘perfect’ target as Man Utd search for new midfielder

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The Red Devils are linked to several names amid rumors they’re looking to bolster their options in the middle of the park.

Ex-Manchester United defender Paul Parker has made the case for the club to sign Yves Bissouma, going as far as to say the Brighton man would be a “perfect” signing.

After adding a new attacker and a defender to their ranks, Manchester United are now said to be focusing on bringing in a new central midfielder this summer.

Edouardo Camavinga, Saul Niguez, and Ruben Neves are the names on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s shortlist, according to recent reports.

Declan Rice, meanwhile, has also long been linked with a switch to Old Trafford, although West Ham’s reported £100 million valuation of their prized asset would likely be a put-off for any potential suitor.

Amid all the transfer talks, a former Red Devil has urged Solskjaer to go after a player who is understood to have a relatively economical price tag of £40 million.

“If Manchester United are going to make one or two signings before the end of the transfer window at least get one central midfield player,” Parker wrote for Eurosport.

“I think Yves Bissouma would be perfect. Get somebody who knows the Premier League, has played really well since he’s been in the Premier League, plays well in big games for his club when they have them coming up and Bissouma comes to mind.

“He’s been doing it week in, week out. He knows the Premier League.

“He is athletic, good with the ball at his feet and he doesn’t seem to want to typecast himself as a defensive midfield player. He’s willing to go forward as well and become an attacking midfield player.

“He’s a midfield player from a previous generation when midfield players were called box-to-box. For example Bryan Robson, Roy Keane, and Paul Ince.”