Manchester United are reportedly the favourites to sign Borussia Mönchengladbach’s midfielder Denis Zakaria this summer, according to Sky Sports Germany via the Daily Star.
Zakaria has played in 23 games in the Bundesliga for Gladbach this season, scoring 2 goals and providing 2 assists. His current market value stands at £40.5m (Transfermarkt).
The Swiss international has won 28 caps and scored 3 goals for his country so far despite his youth (Transfermarkt).
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in signing the 23-year-old as a possible future replacement for veteran defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic. Still, Zakaria will face stiff competition from in-form midfielder Scott McTominay if he does indeed move to Old Trafford this summer. Between the two, the Swiss boasts a much better passing accuracy at 86.7% compared to 79.1% (via WhoScored) and he also beats the Scotsman for tackles, interceptions and blocks per game.
Plenty of United fans have expressed their delight on Twitter, with one supporter commenting the youngster is an “absolute baller and a beast.” Indeed, Zakaria is 1,91m tall according to Transfermarkt.
Take a look at some of the best reactions to the latest transfer link below…
Thats a proper DM, go get him Ed
— Jesus (@Utd_Jesus) March 11, 2020
— Bavith Henry (@BavithranH) March 11, 2020
Absolute baller and a beast
— Paul (número dos) (@ADriftInEndgame) March 11, 2020
Now that’s what I’m talking tf abooouuuuttttttt…… Get this lad and we have our very own Ndidi
— Gazzalli (@YuurOwnUniverse) March 11, 2020
Underrated baller. We should sign him.
— Rohit🔴 (@ROHLOCH) March 11, 2020
He’s been fantastic the last 2 years. Top addition behind pogba and Bruno. Matic’s been great but he is ageing and can’t do it alone for the whole season. YES
— AntiED (@ed_anti) March 11, 2020
Would take him over Ndidi. He’s a brilliant player. Can’t believe we have never been linked with him until now.
— Thunes (@Thunesjr) March 11, 2020
United fans, do you want the board to sign Denis Zakaria in the summer? Would he be a better option than Scott McTominay? Drop your thoughts in the comments section!
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