Rumour has it that Manchester United is all set to reignite an interest in Axel Witsel, the superstar of Borussia Dortmund and the former midfield target. A move is being planned for the new transfer window, next summer. The heavyweights of Premier League have been quite keen on landing this Belgian midfielder last summer, prior to his association with Borrusia Dortmund.
Witsel has turned out to be an instantaneous success with his return to European football following his tenure at Tianjin Quanjian, the Chinese Super League club. The player took some time to re-establish himself as a prime figure at Borussia Dortmund. He played a major role in the ascent of Bundesliga summit.
Forwards have been offered the spotlight for a majority of the parts; it is the tenacious display in the middle of the park that usually takes off the pressure from the front-men and handing them over the needed freedom. However, his exploits have alarmed Manchester United, the long-term suitors.
Manchester United had made several attempts to land this Belgian international previously who has been Jose Mourinho’s former midfield target from his Chelsea days. Manchester United had also been eager to sign Witsel in the summer prior to their pursuit but it had been a futile attempt.
As a matter of fact, it had later been reported that Witsel has rejected the offer to join Manchester United. However, he is still an appealing target for the heavyweights. With the regression of Nemanja Matic, Mourinho doesn’t have a natural defensive midfielder. Thus, he has set his eyes on Witsel.