Le 10 Sport certainly have Manchester United fans looking up with pricked ears here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they seem to think a £30 million-rated defender could well be on his way to Old Trafford – and it’s not Mats Hummels!
According to the French publication, the Red Devils are keen on Paris Saint-Germain centre back Marquinhos who has found first team opportunities increasingly hard to come by since his move to the Parc Des Princes from Roma.
Now as one of our punters notes, given he is up against one of the Ballon d’Or picks for the team of the year (we know, astonishing!) in the form of David Luiz for the slot next to Thiago Silva, we are not shocked that the 20-year-old is struggling for game time given they are national partners also.
Louis van Gaal is on the lookout for a young, top class centre back and feels that the Brazilian starlet could be ideal.
This is not to mention the fact that he is certainly young enough to go on and enjoy a long career at United – something that we do not foresee happening much longer for the likes of Phil Jones and Jonny Evans.
Whilst we have to concede that £30 million is a huge amount of cash for the Red Devils to spend on such a young player, you can’t put a price on a good, solid defence!
Manchester United fans. Would you rather go for someone more established like Mats Hummels or Diego Godin this January? Let us know your thoughts below.
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