AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas has admitted that Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs he would prefer to play for, should he pursue a move from the Giallorossi in the future.
The Greece international had been regarded as a potential target for United when ex-boss Louis van Gaal was in charge but the club have since secured the signings of Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof under the management of Jose Mourinho.
Nevertheless, Manolas has been linked with the Mancunian giants every now and then and the Greek has now admitted that United are one of the sides he would fancy joining, if he is to leave Roma.
“It’s only natural you want to play for the biggest clubs, like Barcelona, Manchester United, PSG [Paris Saint-Germain] and Bayern Munich,” he told Sport24 when asked about the next step in his playing career.
Despite this, Manolas has gone onto clarify that he has no plans of leaving the Stadio Olimpico this summer but the final decision could come to Roma, who have parted ways with players with the financial part of view in mind.
United boss Jose Mourinho is understood to be on the search for an experienced central defender this summer but so far, there has not been much success in terms of bolstering the heart of the backline.
Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld had been highlighted as the prime option on the club’s wishlist earlier last month but the club appear reluctant to come close to Spurs’ £70m plus valuation for the Belgian.