Having already signed a left-back and a center-back this summer, Manchester United are prepared to move in to sign a new right-back to improve the defense.
According to Football Insider, Man United are ready to beat Barcelona to secure the signing of Moroccan international, Achraf Hakimi.
The news source have exclusively revealed the Old Trafford club are working on a deal to lure the defender from Paris Saint-Germain before the transfer deadline ends next month.
It is stated that in the last few days of the summer window, Erik ten Hag’s priority is to lure a right-sided player. Perhaps, he is not happy with the current options of Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Hakimi is one of the best fullbacks in the world. Not only is he solid at the back but has consistently proved to be effective in the attacking third.
The 23-year-old regularly scored and created goals for Borussia Dortmund during his time in Germany. BvB mainly utilized him as a right winger.
In the 2020-21 campaign, he netted 7 goals and provided 10 assists as a wing-back under Antonio Conte as Inter Milan went on to win the Scudetto.
Last summer, PSG splashed the cash to hire his services and the 51-capped star directly contributed in 10 goals in the Ligue 1 winning campaign.
Ten Hag and his team would surely benefit from the arrival of a player like Hakimi. However, the Moroccan is already earning a high salary of £212,000 a week (Football Transfers) and I do not think that the youngster would swap CL football for Europa League.