Manchester United are linked with several defenders and one of them is Jules Kounde.
Mundo Deportivo covered a story (via The Express) claiming that the Red Devils are interested in strengthening their central defense and the French boy is on their radar.
The Spanish outlet have mentioned that Manchester City made an offer of 55 million euros to lure the 22-year-old in the summer transfer window but the bid was turned down by Sevilla.
Kounde was a key member of Julen Lopeteqgui’s side that won the Europa League last season. He featured in 9 games in the competition and helped the team keep no fewer than 6 clean sheets. The youngster was impressive vs Man Utd in the semi final.
Despite top performances, he has not yet made his debut for the senior national side under Didier Deschamps but MD claim that he is one for the future.
The renowned source have reported that it will not be easy to convince Sevilla to sell and the only way the Andalusian club would let their prized asset leave is that if the 80 million euros clause is activated (£71.6million).
So, Man Utd can get his signing done if they splash £71.6million but the question is, do they need to?
In 2019, they broke the bank to make Maguire the most expensive defender in the world. The England international has been inconsistent and we have regularly conceded goals. Same is the case with Lindelof, who is current out injured.
Eric Bailly has been injury prone in the last two years but lately, he has returned and proved to be our best central defender. Last night, his heroics helped us earn all three points vs Villa. Not to forget, the Ivorian was the man of the match vs Wolves.
Solskjaer’s defense has already leaked 24 goals in the Premier League this term and things should be improved at the back if we are to seriously challenge for the title in the second half of the campaign.
In your view, should Man Utd offer £71.6million to sign Jules Kounde this month?