Manchester United have already been busy ahead of the 2020/21 Premier League season by signing Odion Ighalo.
After arriving on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January, the Nigerian has impressed the club he supported as a boy, as he scored four goals in eight appearances so far. Ighalo has duly been rewarded with a contract extension, keeping him at Old Trafford until 30 January 2021.
The Red Devils were in the middle of planning for a long-term rebuild before the nationwide lockdown was imposed in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis (ESPN). Nevertheless, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not allowed this setback to deter him, as reports have emerged that United are interested in Corentin Tolisso and have even started discussions with his entourage.
According to RMC Sport correspondent Mohamed Bouhafsi, as relayed by @utdreport, Ed Woodward has held talks with Tolisso’s representatives and Bayern Munich are willing to let the player leave. The Bundesliga giants reportedly want at least €35m for the French international, which roughly equates to £31m.
Although his career has been ravaged by injury up until now, the 25-year-old has played 13 games in the German top flight, scoring one goal and supplying two assists, but has won only 0.7 tackles per game this season (WhoScored). The versatile star can play at the back or in midfield.
Unsurprisingly, many United fans slammed the club’s interest in Tolisso, with one supporter pointing out his “terrible injury record” while another feels that he is an “average” player. One fan even said that he is the “Rojo of midfielders” in reference to defender Marcos Rojo’s injury history.
Scroll through some of the scathing reactions so far…
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— FGT™️ (@SSIIIIUUUUU) June 10, 2020
Terrible injury record
— Mateo Izioli (@izioli_mateo) June 10, 2020
Fred is way better than this dude
No please I’d pass
— Ken🌬 (@k3nneth_x) June 10, 2020
— Alex Wan Bissaka (@alewazza254) June 10, 2020
He is the rojo of midfielders…Always injured
— Muhammad Ahmed (@MohammadAhmed15) June 10, 2020
Mans always injured so leave it 😭
— ᔕᕼEᘔᘔY 🇵🇰🇬🇧 (@Shezzy_10) June 10, 2020
I’d rather get Tom Cleverley back!
— Jamie 🔴⚫️ 🏴 (@Amonmrk) June 10, 2020
Injury prone and yet another player linked
— Tony Gamer (@TonyGamer532) June 10, 2020
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