Manchester United are ready to splash the cash in the summer in various positions and one of them is the Central Defensive position.
With Jones and Smalling not good enough to be world class players and the likes of Rojo and Bailly spending more time on the injury table than on the pitch, it only leaves us with Victor Lindelof.
Ajax superstar Matthijs De Ligt has been the name on everyone’s lips with the young defender generating enough hype that almost all the big clubs in the world are showing interest in the Dutch Star.
And now, we can add United to that name too, albeit with a catch:
“A good place to start would be with a top class centre-back,” Balague told Football Index.
“Matthijs De Ligt has had conversations with Manchester United, although he looks to be favouring a move to Barcelona.
“Ajax have already made it clear that they will not be auctioning the player but rather let him go where he would prefer to play.”
Barcelona has already completed the signing of Frenkie De Jong and now are interested in completing the deal for De Ligt.
However, it is worthwhile to note that Barca have the likes of Pique and Umtiti in their squad and De Ligt could walk in our team and start alongside Victor Lindelof from the get-go. That ought to work in our favor!
Hopefully, we can change De Ligt’s mind and have our defence sorted for the next few years or so!