Man United prepared to bid £60.5million to sign key player – Also have Plan B


Manchester United seem serious about signing a central defender this summer and numerous top players are in the lime light.

Sevilla star Jules Kounde is one of the names on the radar at Old Trafford and the latest reports are intriguing.

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According to La Razon, Man Utd are prepared to bid £60.5million (70 million euros) to sign the French star from the Andalusian club.

However, if the proposal is turned down by the La Liga side then the Red Devils have a plan B, they will move for Villareal’s Pau Torres, who has a release clause of 65 million euros in his contract.

Kounde is one of the most important members of Julen Lopetegui’s squad and it is stated the Sevilla would like to demand a fee of 90 million euros (release clause in his contract) to allow him to leave.

The reigning Europa League winners have been brilliant at the back and have the second best defensive record in the La Liga this season (Conceded only 18 goals in 24 games).

In 20 league starts this term, the 22-year-old has helped his team keep no fewer than 11 clean sheets thus far.

Man Utd have conceded 32 goals in 26 league games this season, only Merseysiders, Liverpool and Everton have conceded more in the top half of the table.

The Anfield club conceded just 33 goals to win the Premier League last season, Man City conceded 23 goals to win the title back in 2018-19 and this time around, the Sky Blues have only let in 17 goals thus far.

So, the Old Trafford outfit must strengthen the backline to win the ultimate prize, they need to secure the signing of a top central defender in the summer transfer window. The question is, who should Solskjaer lure to lead the defense next season?

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