Manchester United unveils its plan to find the new Mbappé


By: Manu Tournoux

Jim Ratcliffe, the British billionaire, co-shareholder of the Red Devils, is not interested in the idea of ​​recruiting Kylian Mbappé, preferring to invest in the search for young talent.

While Kylian Mbappé seems destined for Real Madrid, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, influential figure in the business world and co-shareholder of Manchester United, has expressed his disinterest in the French prodigy.

“I prefer to find the next Mbappé, rather than spending a fortune to buy success. It’s not that smart to buy Mbappé, anyone could understand that”he told the podcast of Geraint Thomas, rider for the Ineos team.

Building a long-term team

Rather than “spending a fortune” on an already established player, Ratcliffe prefers to bet on the future by unearthing the talents of tomorrow. “It’s more of a challenge to find the new Mbappé, the new Bellingham, the new Roy Keane,” he added.

The Ineos boss is no more enthusiastic about signing Jude Bellingham, the young England midfielder who joined Real Madrid this summer for a record fee. “He’s a great footballer, but that’s not where our focus is,” Ratcliffe said.

A smart recruitment strategy

For Ratcliffe, the solution for United does not lie in buying star players at huge prices. The native of Failsworth advocates a more thoughtful and sustainable recruitment strategy, based on the identification and development of young talents.

“The first thing we need to do is put the right people in the right boxes, to manage and organize the club. We need to make sure the recruitment is right because a vital part of running a football club is recruiting well and finding new players. »

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