According to the Evening Standard, Manchester United considered a move for Ryan Fraser.
The Bournemouth winger has been in excellent form this season, scoring seven goals and providing 14 assists. The report describes his form as a ‘revelation’.
But United consider that at 25, and already established in the Premier League, Fraser would be overpriced.
Instead United are expected to wrap up a deal for Swansea’s Dan James, who will cost around £15 million.
A move for Scotland international Fraser would have drawn a mixed reaction, and would have been a gamble, over whether he could reproduce the same form and handle the pressure.
By going for James instead, United are still taking a chance, but at a cheaper price.
He is younger than Fraser, and plays with a different style, reliant on his pace. This could be more beneficial to the way Solskjaer wants to build his side.
It is at least positive that United are looking at signing wingers.
James will be a shrewd addition, but a more proven player will need to be added too. Hopefully United are looking at a higher calibre there than Fraser.