If I had a £1 for every article that has been cobbled together relating to Manchester United bringing in a world-class defender, then I’d probably be able to enjoy a weekend to remember.
But whilst it has, previously, appeared there was no light at the end of this particular tunnel, I’m now convinced there just might be.
The red-top publication, the Sun, are reporting that not only have Manchester United identified who they wish to bring to Old Trafford this summer but that they are willing to smash the world transfer record for a defender.
Apparently, the player the club are now certain is the answer to their defensive conundrum is someone we’ve mentioned previously, Kalidou Koulibaly.
The 27-year-old Senegalese international, currently on the books of Napoli, is set to be the subject of a record £90 million bid, thereby eclipsing the world record fee, of £75 million that Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk.
Our quoted source reports that United sent their top scout, Jim Lawlor, to watch the player and Lawlor returned with glowing reports.
However, it is one of those deals that you know won’t be easy to complete, negotiations could be lengthy and Manchester United will have to tread carefully to land their man.
But, if the deal can be done, we’re of the opinion that Koulibaly will become a superstar at Old Trafford.
Fingers crossed that the club can get this deal over the line.
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