Manchester United were linked with Boubakary Soumare in the winter transfer window and at that time, the midfielder was valued (Le10Sport) at around 60 million euros (£54m).
As per the latest reports going on in the media, the Red Devils are still interested in the French defensive midfielder, who is a wanted man in the transfer martket.
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According to a report covered by Foot Mercato yesterday, the 21-year-old starlet has won over Manchester United, who could move to sign him but he is not the first choice target.
The renowned French source have mentioned that the Lille are open to letting their midfielder leave this summer and the likes of Arsenal and AC Milan are also in the race to secure his signature.
At Old Trafford, Nemanja Matic is the specialist holding midfielder. However, the Serbian international is now a veteran and definitely past his best.
In such a scenario, the Red Devils should look to sign a top play breaker but should they move to lure Soumare?
The youngster did regularly start in the first half of the last campaign and did well. However, in the winter, Lille lost three league games on the trot (Monaco, Dijon and PSG) and Soumare, who was average in those contests, soon became a bench warmer.
In the last 7 fixtures of the 2019-20 campaign, he only made one appearance and featured for just 7 minutes (vs Lyon). At the weekend, the 2020-21 Ligue 1 season started and the French U21 midfielder played for only 8 minutes against Rennes.
Therefore, he does not seem to be good enough and after warming the bench for so long, he is surely not worth £54m now. In your view, who should Man Utd sign to strengthen their midfield department this summer?
I think it all makes sense as who has got the qualities of leadership and is a outstanding player. Now Ole has to make a decision of naming a captain for Man.Utd in the absence of Harry Maguire as there should be one to lead and set the standards of his team. Either the names to consider is Firstly Bruno Fernandez or Paul Pogba.
Secondly, Man.Utd are only being linked with umpteen number of players but they are yet to even make one signing inspite of knowing that they are in dire need of good players and that they need to bring those suitable players soon enough to first of all fill that emptiness of Maguire etc and to get the players to get into the rhythm of playing with the Man.Utd players as this has to be a serious concern.