Manchester United ready to pay $73million to sign this defender: report

Samuel Umtiti

Manchester United are interested in the signature of Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti, with Don Balon reporting that the Red Devils are willing to pay the Frenchman’s £54($73)million release clause.

Samuel Umtiti has been one of the most improved players in La Liga this season and is lately one of the stars at the back for Barcelona.

Due to such fine form, there is a lot of interest in the Frenchman and Premier League giants Manchester United, who are believed to be looking to reinforce their defense in the January transfer window, are said to be most keen.

United boss Jose Mourinho is believed to be a huge fan of Umtiti and is prepared to pay whatever will be necessary to bring the 24-year-old to Old Trafford, if reports from the Metro are to be believed.

Umtiti has a release clause of around £54million in his current contract at Barcelona, which means that United can sign him for a relatively modest fee in today’s inflated market.

The Red Devils would definitely be willing to match the asking price of Umtiti but it will be interesting to see if the Frenchman will be willing to leave Barcelona for United.

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