Manchester United fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are hanging on the every word in today’s edition of the Daily Star who seem to think they are about to sign a new central defender.
Now as one of our punters notes, after witnessing yet another defensive mishap against Southampton yesterday, the Red Devils need a player who can not only actually defend but one who can organise the back four as well and Louis van Gaal thinks he has found that man in Aymeric Laporte.
Today’s story references sources from Spain who claim that a deal for Laporte is “80 per cent complete”.
The Athletic Bilbao defender is reportedly also a boyhood Manchester United fan which of course could well give the club the edge over both Chelsea and Arsenal who have also been sniffing around the French Under-21 international who is reportedly worth £25 million.
Now whilst prising a player away from their club in January is always hard, United are a huge outfit with plenty of resources and we think that he will certainly be keen on a move to United should Louis van Gaal put his money where his mouth is this month.
Manchester United fans. Would you prefer to sign someone like Mats Hummels or Diego Godin who are proven at the very highest level? Let us know your thoughts below.
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