Man Utd in talks to sign £51million play breaker in January – Face competition

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If reports in the media are anything to go by then Manchester United are once again linked with French international, Boubakary Soumare.

Back in October, ESPN reported that the Red Devils are eyeing the transfer of the Lille play breaker and that time, his value was reported at around 40 million euros (max).

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More recently, La Voix Du Nord have claimed that Man Utd and five other clubs are in talks with the Ligue 1 side to sign Soumare in January. The French outlet have claimed that the player’s contract will expire in 2022 and he is valued at (max) 60 million euros (£51million).

Manchester United strengthened their defense in the summer transfer window by signing Maguire and Wan-Bissaka but they completely ignored the midfield department. More, importantly, they did not sign a quality play breaker and we badly need to lure one as soon as possible.

We have not kept a single clean sheet in the Premier League since beating Leicester City 1-0 at Old Trafford back in September.

Our world class goalie and expensive back-line have conceded 16 goals in the last 12 PL fixtures. This is unacceptable.

Our first choice defensive midfielder, Nemanja Matic, has mostly been on the treatment table this season and the 31-year-old Serbian international is currently linked with a move away from Old Trafford (The Telegraph). Therefore, Solskjaer should look to sign a quality holding midfield star in January and Soumare, who has been impressive for Lille, would be a top addition.

Last season, the 20-year-old started 5 league games for Lille and helped them keep 4 clean sheets. This season, he has become a regular starter at the French club and so far, in 12 Ligue 1 starts, he has helped the squad keep 5 clean sheets.

In your view, should Man Utd splash £51million to sign Boubakary Soumare in January?

1 Comment

  1. So another new Brazilian youth talent about to arrive, lots of names in the news as well as Reinier, Madrid and Man Utd held secret talks on a potential deal this january to take Pogba to Madrid 4 names offered to Utd including Kroos. Cavani expected to sign this summer and Werner could join him as well if RB can be tempted into taking Jovic in a swop deal. The names in the news Male at PSV Ziyech at Ajax, Modric and Cherki at Lyon.

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