Contact made – Man Utd consider move to sign player with £44million clause – Face competition

Ibrahima Konate RB Leipzig

Manchester United failed to beat West Brom last night and now find themselves 7 points behind leaders Manchester City.

The Sky Blues, who have a game in hand, are on a brilliant winning streak and they have perhaps secured the title again.

Transfer: Report – £60million star could secure Man Utd move in summer – Face competition

The Red Devils need to strengthen the squad in the summer transfer window to seriously challenge for the Premier League title next season. Consistency is one of the major concerns at Old Trafford and Solskjaer’s defense has been inconsistent for some time.

The Norwegian manager has been looking to sign a top center half to partner Maguire and reports suggest that Man Utd have already made initial contact to lure Ibrahima Konate (Sunday World).

Famous journalist, Kevin Palmer, has reported that Man Utd consider making an offer to sign the French youngster in the summer transfer window.

However, the Old Trafford outfit are not alone in the race to hire the 21-year-old. It is claimed that the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea are also looking to secure his signature.

Konate’s current contract with RB Leipzig will expire in 2023 and as per reports (Sport Bild), it has a release clause of 50 million euros (£44million).

The fact that the French U-21 defender is reportedly wanted by three top Premier League clubs indicates that the boy has got serious talent.

He was highly impressive for the German side in the 2018-19 campaign. In 27 league starts, he helped the team keep no fewer than 12 clean sheets.

However, last season, he missed majority of the campaign due to a muscle problem and this term, he has been out with an ankle injury and made just 13 appearances in all competitions thus far. At the weekend, Konate returned vs Augsburg to make his first appearance in 2021. He featured for 27 minutes in a contest that Leipzig won 2-1.

In your view, who should Solskjaer sign to reinforce his central defense in the summer?

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