Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has decided to move on three of his players in the January transfer window. The 2021 winter transfer market opens in the first month of next year and the Red Devils manager has targeted the sale of three players according to the Daily Mirror.
Solskjaer wants to sell the trio of Sergio Romero, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones in January. The three players are surplus to requirements at Old Trafford having been left out of the 25-man Premier League squad.
Argentine international shot stopper Sergio Romero was the deputy to David De Gea in the Manchester United goal before the arrival of Dean Henderson this summer. The England international returned to parent club Manchester United at the end of his successful loan spell with Sheffield United.
Red Devils offered Dean Henderson a new lucrative long-term contract worth £100,000 weekly to make him the nearest challenger to De Gea in the race to be the first-choice goalkeeper at the Theatre of Dreams.
Sergio Romero tried and failed to leave Manchester United at the start of the current season on the back of the new development involving Dean Henderson. His transfer to Merseyside giants Everton was blocked as the Red Devils didn’t want to strengthen a potential rival for a place in the top four.
By January, Romero will have six months left on his contract just like what’s obtainable with both Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo. The three players could leave the Premier League giants for respective knockdown fees when the transfer window reopens in the coming weeks.
Unlike the aforementioned trio of Romero, Rojo and Jones, young Dutch defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah is in the Premier League squad. Solskjaer could still sanction the sale of Fosu-Mensah who has six months to run on his current Manchester United contract.