Manchester United are looking towards Brentford ace Rico Henry as a potential left back addition ahead of the transfer deadline.
Expect to hear plenty of rumours about United potentially signing a new left back in the coming days.
Luke Shaw’s injury could keep him on the sidelines for months and backup Tyrell Malacia is still out injured too.
That means Diogo Dalot is having to play out of position as a left back and Erik ten Hag would seemingly like another option.
We have already seen three Spanish left backs – Marcos Alonso, Marc Cucurella and Sergio Reguilon – linked with moves in recent days.
United may yet have an English target in mind too though as the transfer deadline draws closer and closer.
Manchester United keen on Brentford’s Rico Henry
The Daily Mail now report that Brentford ace Rico Henry is one name on United’s list of left back options.
It’s suggested that Henry is a candidate for a late move to Old Trafford with United leaving no stone unturned.
Henry – hailed as a ‘fantastic left back’ by pundit Darren Bent – has been with Brentford for seven years now having arrive from Walsall back in the summer of 2016.
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The 26-year-old has now racked up more than 200 appearances for Brentford and has risen up from League One to become a Premier League regular.
Henry has been particularly impressive as a left wing back for Brentford but has also shown his quality in a back four.
That may well appeal to United, possibly giving Erik ten Hag more tactical versatility moving forward.
It’s hard to see Brentford letting Henry leave
Getting key players out of Brentford is never easy.
The Bees will always demand hefty fees and are certainly under no pressure to sell in the final days of the window.
Henry is absolutely vital to how Brentford play and United would face paying up for another left back when another midfielder is a bigger priority.
United are ultimately looking for a short-term option here; somebody who can fill in whilst Shaw and Malacia are out.
Splashing millions on another left back just doesn’t seem likely and Brentford won’t be letting Henry go out on loan.
United may well like Henry but there is surely no way he ends the week in Ten Hag’s squad.