Manchester United have reportedly shown an interest in signing defensive midfielder Denis Zakaria from Borussia Monchengladbach.
German publication Bild reported that the Old Trafford club have expressed an interest in the 22-year-old, claiming that the Bundesliga outfit would be willing to listen to offers of €50m (£43.1m) or more for him, with the news subsequently shared on Twitter by @utdreport.
— utdreport (@utdreport) October 17, 2019
According to Bild, United are set to face competition for his signature from Tottenham, Inter, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
By way of comparison, current Manchester United midfielder Fred has scored once and set up two goals in 32 appearances since his £52m move from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018 (as per Sky Sports), while he has started just once in the Premier League so far this term.
These Manchester United fans on Twitter reacted positively to the news of Zakaria being linked with the club and would like to see him pitching up at Old Trafford:
Saw him playing the other day against Ireland. Best player on the pitch (not difficult), strong and very good in intercepting the ball in the midfield. A very good one, better than Fred I think for the PL.
— Maxime Antoine (@maximeantoinem) October 17, 2019
DO IT!!! No more of this passion merchant stuff
— Ubaid Tayyib (@Obifiilms) October 17, 2019
Immense if we pull this off.
— Tige (@tadkennelly) October 17, 2019
— Omar (@Sinshin12) October 17, 2019
Strong. Quick. Good ball player. Would 100% add to this squad offers a lot more
— Connor Gleeson (@ConnorGleeson6) October 17, 2019
— samdaniels (@samdanielsXX) October 17, 2019
Would be a really good signing and we really need a matic replacement
— Spondon Kashyap (@KashyapSpondon) October 17, 2019
He is good plus he is better than Fred and Matic
— Bobby (@Jbobs9) October 17, 2019
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