Manchester United are reportedly contemplating a transfer for Borussia Dortmund defender Dan-Axel Zagadou in the summertime.
After spending £130million on defenders – within the form of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka – in the summertime of 2019, additional additions to the back-line weren’t a precedence within the earlier switch window.
Nevertheless, views quickly modified following the 3-1 opening day defeat in opposition to Crystal Palace, with each purpose coming from a defensive mishap, and Alex Telles was introduced in on deadline day to strengthen the left-back place.
A brand new centre-back did not arrive at Previous Trafford although, with United hesitant on shopping for one with out first getting the likes of Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones off the books.
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Whereas Smalling ultimately returned to Roma, the latter two stay on the membership however are unlikely to see any minutes on the pitch any time quickly.
United are anticipated to focus on a brand new centre-back subsequent summer season to companion captain Harry Maguire, with RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano extremely touted.
The newest centre-back to be linked with a transfer additionally plies his commerce within the Bundesliga, Dortmund’s 21-year-old Zagadou. The Frenchman is very rated however he has been unable to play to date this season after rupturing his knee ligaments in August, the second time he has suffered the damage in 2020.
Based on CalcioMercato, United have ‘set their sights’ on Zagadou, who could possibly be obtainable on a budget in the summertime as his present contract is about to run out in 2022.
In the meantime, AC Milan star Hakan Calhanoglu has been supplied to United, in response to stories in Italy.
Tuttosport stories that the participant’s agent, Gordon Stipic, is pissed off by the sluggish negotiations over a brand new deal at Milan and so has supplied the participant to each United and Inter Milan.
It feels like strain ways to power Milan right into a bumper new contract with United prioritising the addition of a brand new centre-back subsequent yr.