Manchester United are exploring the possibility of signing talented Georgian winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia from Napoli amid concerns about the future of their players Antony and Jadon Sancho at Old Trafford.
According to Mike Keegan of the Daily Mail, Manchester United have expressed interest in Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, but the Georgia international is unlikely to leave reigning Serie A champions Napoli in the January transfer window.
Manchester United want to break the market with the signing of Kvaratskhelia
The prospects for Manchester United’s right wing have become uncertain. Antony, who has cost the club a huge sum, has decided to take some time off due to the assault allegations made against him and it is not yet known when he will be available for the team. On the other hand, Jadon Sancho held talks with coach Erik ten Hag after publicly criticizing his manager’s claim about his absence from the team against Arsenal.
Both players, who cost a combined £158m, are causing concern at the club and prompting Manchester United to explore options in the transfer market to bolster their right flank. Kvaratskhelia, who played a prominent role in Napoli’s successful campaign last season, has emerged as one of the top options.
The 22-year-old Georgia international had an outstanding debut season for Napoli, contributing 14 goals and 17 assists in 43 appearances across all competitions. This performance has put him in the sights of several elite clubs in Europe.
Kvaratskhelia would be a valuable addition to Manchester United’s attack and would provide real competition on the right. However, Napoli are in no hurry to sell one of their most valuable assets and are likely to demand a sizeable transfer fee for the talented winger, who is contracted to the Italian club until 2027.
Manchester United need to seriously rethink their transfer strategy and be prepared to make a sizeable offer if they want to secure the signing of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia in the future. The competition for his signing could be intense as other elite clubs are also interested in the Georgian player.