Man Utd need a new central defender, and according to the Telegraph, the man they want to bring in is Jerome Boateng. A played with years of experience at the highest level, we recently made the case for him being the perfect summer signing for Man Utd.
The German, of course, has won a plethora of trophies over the years with Bayern Munich, and he’s earned his reputation as one of Europe’s finest defenders.
In light of the rumours, we recently asked Man Utd fans whether they’d like to see Boateng at Old Trafford, and it seems as though a decent chunk of supporters would.
Of those polled, 65% voted in favour of a move for the German veteran, whilst just 35% voted against the prospect.
There are certainly pros and cons to a move for Boateng. He’s not had the best 12 months or so, given his injury problems, whilst his age does dictate that he wouldn’t be a long-term solution for Man Utd.
However, that said, he is undoubtedly one of Europe’s best on his day, and Jose Mourinho has consistently proven over the years that there is nobody better at bringing the best out of a defensive unit.
Still, a move doesn’t look close at this point, and so much work is still to be done by the club. For many fans, though, it’s a deal that would go down very well indeed.
Man Utd fans – thoughts?
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