Manchester United are constantly linked with the world’s best players. As per latest reports, once again Napoli’s Koulibaly is in the lime light and now even Juventus’ Joao Cancelo is linked as well.
According to Tutto Mercato Web, Man Utd are ready to bid a combined worth of €170million (£146million) to sign the above mentioned duo.
The Italian outlet have stated that the Red Devils would be ready to bid €60million for Cancelo and for Koulibaly, they will start with an offer under €100million and then could reach the value of €110million.
The Old Trafford club had a very shaky defense under Mourinho. Since the arrival of Solskjaer, things have improved on all fronts but United clearly need a leader in their back-line.
Koulibaly is widely regarded as one of the best central defenders in the world and he has the quality to command Man United’s defense. The Senegalese defender has faced racism in Italy, so, it will not be surprising to see him leave the country in the summer.
As far as the right back position is concerned, Ashley Young has done well this season and summer signing Diogo Dalot has also shown signs of promise under Solskjaer.
However, a long term replacement needs to be signed for the veteran, who will turn 34 in July and 24-year-old Joao Cancelo would be a top signing.
The Portuguese international is the first choice right back at the Old Lady and this season, in 15 league starts so far, he has scored one goal and provided 4 assists.
The former Benfica man can effectively play in the left back position and also on the flanks if needed.
We shall see how the transfer saga unfolds in the coming months.