New Link: Manchester United confident of signing £25m-rated midfielder

Manchester United will surely look to bolster all departments of their squad this summer with more firepower, full backs and a replacement for pass master Michal Carrick potentially on the menu.

And they have been linked with a player who some liken to a young David Silva in the latest round of rumour.

The Daily Star reports:

Man Utd want £25m Valencia ace: Jose Mourinho confident midfielder will snub Spain stay
MANCHESTER UNITED are looking to snap up Valencia starlet Carlos Soler this summer.

The 20-year-old midfielder has only recently been hatched into La Liga existence. He has played 18 times for Valencia and scored 3 goals, which suggests that he is not the anchor man that Jose Mourinho will surely be looking for to replace Michael Carrick this summer.

But Manchester United are also in need of more goals in general. They need to share them around the team more and not enough have come from the middle of the park this season.

So it’s no surprise that Manchester United are looking at a creative player of inordinate promise.

Soler has lovely balance and seems to have time on the ball even in the big games – a true sign of real class in a player.

At 6ft tall he can hold his own and also doesn’t mind getting stuck in. So he should adapt pretty well to the Premier League if Manchester Untied do decide to snap him up.

The report states that Valencia are desperate to tie the player down to a new deal but that:

Starsport understand, however, United are confident they can reach a deal and snap up the Spain youth international when the transfer window reopens.

The midfielder has represented Spain three times at U19 level in his short career.

Manchester United fans: would this be a top signing or would you rather see the money spent on more experienced and celebrated players this summer?