According to latest reports going on in the media, Manchester United are heavily linked with two highly rated central defenders.
In Britain, reports (The Star, Mirror Sport) have suggested that the Red Devils have made an offer worth £70million for Maguire but that fee might not be enough to hire the services of the England international from Leicester City.
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On the other hand, in France, L’Equipe have claimed that the Red Devils have been preparing an offer for Issa Diop for several weeks and it should materialize in the coming days.
The French outlet have stated that West Ham do not want to sell the French international but at the same time, they have not completely ruled out his exit. It is further mentioned that United should move hard and their first offer should not be lower than 50 million euros.
As far as his price tag is concerned, L’Equipe state that the Hammers value Diopp at 60 million euros. However, last month, Mirror Sport reported that the PL club want £75million for their prized asset.
At the moment, Solskajer has got central defenders like Bailly, Lindelof, Jones, Smalling and Rojo at his disposal.
The reason we are still heavily linked with center halves is that none of the current crop of players have stepped up to become the leader of the back-line.
We have already paid £50million (Sky Sports) to sign a young right back in the form of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, so, taking that into consideration plus our desire to lure a quality center half this summer, it seems that other clubs have raised the prices of the players that we are interested in.
Nevertheless, Woodward should do whatever it takes to strengthen the central defense by signing a commanding player or else, we might continue to leak goals on regular basis next season just like we did in the last campaign.
I don’t get why we can’t just pay Toby Alderweired release clause of 25m. He’s a leader and proven at the highest level. A cheaper option and will give room for Tuanzebe to develop. Why pay 50m for Isa Diop? A player with much less experience and unproven at that.
However much it costs to solidify our defence,let’s pay to avoid soaking in goals as we did last season.To me Harry Maguire fits the bill.Unless we invest in the central defence our reinforcent in other departments will be useless.
Yes,I think for united to do best is first to strengthen the defense then they can go for other parts because it should have been the first thing even before the arrival of James and Bisaka.sign Maguire,Fernandes and Ben Yeder then we are good for pre-season that will prepare as for the next campaign because we really need to put United back to its original state.Sale fruitless players like Phil jones,smalling,Damian and lukaku then give chance to players like fosu mensah and Marcos Rojo.If we do these,trust me we shall shine again.