The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern always have a lot to say about their side’s transfer business. The Red Devils have spent big over the last few years, and moves have always generated a lot of talk amongst our resident Reds.
From Paul Pogba, to Romelu Lukaku, to Alexis Sanchez this past January, fans have often made their verdict clear whenever a big player moves to Old Trafford.
They could get another chance to deliver a verdict of that kind this summer, at least according to Duncan Castles – who has been reporting for the Daily Record. According to the Daily Record, Man Utd have made initial contact with Samuel Umtiti regarding a potential move for the Frenchman – with the Barcelona defender apparently yet to agree fresh terms at the Nou Camp.
It would certainly be a huge move were he to swap Barcelona for Old Trafford. Rated at £36 million by Transfer Markt, Umtiti is undoubtedly one of Europe’s best defenders, having offered incredible quality at the back since his move to Spain.
He’s been a regular this season, and with good reason.
Unsurprisingly, news of Man Utd’s potential interest has already got fans talking over on Twitter, and it’s fair to say that it’s a popular potential move. With supporters touting him as the perfect addition, it seems clear that were he to arrive, it would be met with unanimous delight.
Take a look at what they’ve had to say below…
Umtiti alongside Bailly won't be bad #mufc
— $#AK€ (@urch007) March 6, 2018
Would love #Umtiti at Manchester United, French connection with Bailly too… Him, #MilinkovicSavic and #AlexSandro would take us up another level, we woukld be very close to competing on all fronts imo. #MUFC #Umtiti
— Manchester United Opinions (@UnitedPoints) March 6, 2018
Umtiti at United would be fantastic. He has a €60m (£52m) release clause. For someone of his quality that’s pennies in today’s market. #mufc
— Ùnited Galàctico (@galactico_mufc) March 6, 2018
Come to Old Trafford @samumtiti
— Simon Gillen (@simongillen) March 6, 2018
Duncan please don’t do this to me, my heart can’t take it after last night
— Kris (@krisw3190) March 6, 2018
Stahp it @DuncanCastles
— Rob Martindale (@RobMDM83) March 6, 2018
— (@MartialPony) March 6, 2018
Pleas please please
— Yusuf (@XtremezDon) March 6, 2018
— Ryan. (@Vintage_Utd) March 6, 2018
@samumtiti to United?…
Imagine that #MUFC
GK: David De Gea
DEF: Valencia Bailly UMTITI Shaw
MID: Matic McTominay Pogba
FWD: Sanchez Lukaku Martial pic.twitter.com/WtP8IL1fDS
— Mazzy (@MazzyLDN_) March 6, 2018
Man Utd fans – thoughts?
Let us know below!