Manchester United have reportedly made Kevin Strootman their number one priority for the January transfer window.
A move for Strootman has been on the table since Louis van Gaal was hired as manager of the Old Trafford side at the end of last season.
However, a move could not be pushed through in the summer transfer window, partly due to Strootman’s fitness.
The Roma star has been on the sidelines since the latter stages of last season, and has not yet proven his fitness at the Serie A side.
Man Utd were therefore expected to wait until the summer to make any move for the Dutch international.
However, the Daily Star are now suggesting that they have made pushing through a deal for Strootman in January an absolute priority.
They have valued the midfielder at around £30 million, and Van Gaal clearly considers him to be more important than any other possible targets.
This one strikes us as a mistake waiting to happen. It would be far better if Man Utd waited for Strootman to prove his fitness before securing any deal, as a £30 million outlay on him right now seems like a huge risk.