Manchester United were troubled at the back earlier in the campaign and had Jules Kounde as a key target (ESPN). However, the French starlet stayed put at Sevilla.
If reports in the media are anything to go by then the Old Trafford outfit have asked about the 22-year-old central defender and they have been informed that a huge offer would be needed to get his signing done.
According to La Colina de Nervión, Kounde is on the radar of several top clubs and to secure his signature, the suitors would have to make an offer very close to the release clause in his contract.
The Spanish outlet have reported that recently, Man Utd inquired about the asking price to lure the former Bordeaux player, who won the Europa League last season, and Sevilla demanded no less than 65 million euros (£56million).
France manager Didier Deschamps has selected Kounde in the squad for the European Championships and it is stated that his market value could change depending on his performance in the competition. He will have to compete with other top center backs like Varane, Kimpembe, Lenglet and Zouma to feature for the World Champions.
The youngster’s current contract with the Andalusian club will expire in 2024 and it has an enormous release clause of over 80 million euros (Mundo Deportivo).
In the second half of the campaign, Harry Maguire was in top form and under his leadership, Man Utd’s defense improved a lot. However, Ole’s back-line has been shaky since their skipper got injured and the likes of Lindelof, Bailly and Tuanzebe have not been able to step up.
Therefore, Solskjaer should move to lure a top center back in the summer transfer window. La Colina de Nervión report that Jules Kounde is the priority target. In your view, should Man Utd splash £56million to finally get his signing done?