Manchester United were linked with several top quality central defenders in the summer transfer window but they were unable to sign anyone to reinforce the area.
The result is in front of us. In just three Premier League fixtures, the Red Devils have already conceded 11 goals and find themselves in the bottom half of the table.
As per reports going on in the media, the Old Trafford outfit are looking to strengthen the position in the winter transfer window and a French youngster is in the lime light.
According to ESPN, Man Utd consider move to sign Sevilla star Jules Kounde, who is valued at around €65m-€70m. However, the Red Devils must offload one or two center backs first.
The 21-year-old was fantastic for the Andalusian club in the last campaign under the management of Julen Lopetegui. In 25 La Liga starts, he helped the team keep 14 clean sheets and earn Champions League qualification.
Moreover, the former Bordeaux defender was a key member of the squad that won the Europa League title. In the tournament, Kounde made 9 appearances and helped the team keep 6 clean sheets.
For now, it seems that Man United wasted a lot of cash last year to make Harry Maguire the most expensive defender in the world. He has not been able to transform Solskjaer’s back-line like Van Dijk has done at Anfield.
Bailly has been injury prone and Lindelof has been highly inconsistent. The likes of Rojo and Jones are surplus to the requirements and therefore, they must be allowed to leave and a top center half must be signed.
Jules Kounde’s current contract with Sevilla will expire in 2024 and it has a huge release clause (AS via Paisley Gates) of 90 million euros (£82million). In your view, should Man United move to sign him in winter?