June 14, 2024

Man Utd close to secure their transfer for new centre-back 

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Man Utd close to secure their transfer for new centre-back ahead of squad in the summer transfer window.

Manchester United are keen to revamp their squad in the summer transfer window, and signing a defender when the current season concludes is one of their top priorities.

The appointment of Erik ten Hag is set to spark a period of revival at Old Trafford, with many expecting mass changes at the club. 

Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani and Jesse Lingard are amongst the stars set to leave United at the end of the season when their contracts expire, though other exits are anticipated. Center-backs Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are reportedly amongst those expected to depart.

With Manchester United set to revamp their squad in the summer, the club are set to return for one of their previous transfer targets, Issa Diop of West Ham.

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Man Utd close to secure

French defender Diop has been tipped to make the move to United on several occasions previously – and again by Foot Mercato recently.

In reports from Sky Sports dating back to as far back as 2019, the towering Hammers defender is thought to have been of interest to United – with his price tag in 2020 being set at £40million for United according to The Sun.

Diop has only made 13 appearances for West Ham so far this season, being ruled out for the rest of the campaign with a ligament injury. 

Villarreal defender Pau Torres has also been named as one of United’s targets previously, though if the La Liga outfit are successful in their semi-final clash with Liverpool in the Champions League then they could face stiff competition to secure the Spaniard’s signature.

Though he won’t be linking up with fellow Frenchman Pogba at United, as he is weighing up where he will be playing his football next season after running down his contract at the Theatre of Dreams. 

His second spell at the club has underwhelmed immensely, with many criticising the midfielder for failing to deliver on a weekly basis despite possessing obvious world-class talent.

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