Man Utd Transfer News: Okore & Forester Linked

By on December 24, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Man Utd are linked with Jores Okore and Frazer Forester.

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Manchester United are interested in signing Nodsjaelland centre-back Jores Okore and Celtic goalkeeper Frazer Forester, according to the Mirror.

The report claims that Sir Alex Ferguson has made signing a centre-back his priority when the transfer window re-opens in January due to concerns over the long-term future of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.

The Mirror suggest that Okore has become a key target for United after impressing during this season’s champions league campaign with Nodsjaelland, with the 20-year-old Denmark international regarded as one of the most promising young defenders in Europe.

With Jonny Evans recently signing a new long-term contract, and United also having Phil Jones and Chris Smalling on their books already, it’s a bit of a surprise to hear that Ferguson is looking to add another central defender next month.

But with Vidic restricted to just 10 league appearances in 19 months due to two serious knee injuries and Ferdinand yet to sign a new deal – with his current contract expiring in the summer – perhaps Fergie is looking to the future.

Another position the Mirror claim United are considering strengthening in is the goalkeeper department with the paper reporting that Sir Alex is monitoring Celtic’s Frazer Forester after being concerned by the progress of David De Gea and Anders Lindegaard, with neither able to cement their place as No.1 for any length of time.

Forester has been in superb form for the Scottish champions since making his loan move from Newcastle permanent in the summer, with his display against Barcelona in the champions league a particular highlight.

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At 6 foot 7 inches, Forester is an imposing presence in-between the sticks and looks to be a real prospect, but we’ll have to wait an see if Fergie decides to make his interest official.

Do you think United need another centre-back and goalkeeper? Get involved in the comments section below.

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10 Comments

  1. Prince Evans

    December 24, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I don’t think we have goalkeeper problem in united. Ferguson is quite aware of what am saying. The inconsistency in our net started the day Ferguson decided to rotate the goalkeepers.a. You & I knew that De Gea is far better than Lindegaad. He need stability to gain confidence. Tell it to Ferguson!!!

  2. Forester 123098

    December 24, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Manchester United do need a new goalkeeper because De G. is good but risky where as L. is not good enough to be on the UTD team

  3. Angelo chongo

    December 25, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I think ferguson must be dilligent to strengthen the squard.wen it comes to defence and midfield the club must be serious.

  4. Lucksiano maximus

    December 25, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Ferguson should luk for a very strong central defender and a gud midfielder who wil b eligible 2 play d Ucl cos Madrid is neva a team dat u wil make use of weak players lyk Michael Carick and d sluggish Evans

  5. Harphyz Figoman

    December 25, 2012 at 5:58 am

    I dunno why people are always making snide remarks about Carrick who is one our few best performers, even last season. It’s as if we’re all watching different matches. I don’t see anyone else that can play Carricks role in our team unless they buy someone who’d make an instant impact. We do not need goalkeepers, but a midfielder; say a Strootman.

  6. olufayo victor

    December 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    we don’t need a goal keeper we need 2 wingers, a mid filder urgently and a defender

  7. arvindmoonesawmy

    December 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    man utd need to strength in midfieid and defence

  8. Todd

    December 26, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Certainly not another goal keeper. De Gea is gradually gaining in his abilities. Another center back would be a good addition, but they really need a defensive midfielder more than anything else right now.
    Any other moves can wait till the summer.

  9. Don Emerald

    December 26, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Sir Alex u are doing a good Job there.Plz,we desprately need gud midfielder now.And our defence shld be looked into 2 because Real madrid is dangerous to be played with d condition our midfield and defence are now.as for goal keeper,let Lindagaard go while we go for the Celtic goalkeeper to be supporting De Gea.

  10. ne hary

    January 4, 2013 at 12:59 am

    It is true, that Falcao is d best man 4 chelsea n so, benitez n abramovish should forget about having higuain b/c d impact higuain wil deposit can not be compare to brilliant falcao

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