Tom Huddlestone, a former Tottenham midfielder, is reportedly in talks to join Manchester United in an unexpected transfer. This summer, the Red Devils have been desperately trying to sign a new deep-lying midfielder, but the saga surrounding their top target, Frenkie de jong, has dragged on and his chances of signing for the club now appear to be dwindling.
Huddlestone, though not anticipated to be a first-team signing, could be a new arrival for United in that area very soon.
The 35-year-old, who made 11 Championship appearances for Hull City last year before leaving for a second time, is now a free agent.
Huddlestone will reportedly be selected by United as a hybrid player which entails that he will play for the club’s Under 23 team and also serve as an academy coach, according to Mike McGrath of The Telegraph.
Huddlestone has been considering coaching as his career comes to a close, and this position might offer the ideal training ground.
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