Manchester United has been trying to enforce the strength of the back row, but the department still needs improvement.
They have the most expensive defender in the history of the game in the form of Harry Maguire and yet, Solskjaer’s men have conceded more goals than any other PL side in the top 10 this term.
In this case, the Norwegian coach hopes to sign a center back in the summer transfer window. His priority is Seville’s Jules Kounde.
According to an exclusive report by The Mirror yesterday, Manchester United is ready to move for the highly-rated star because Ole wants to partner him with Maguire at Old Trafford.
The 22-year-old French star is an important member of the Andalusian club team, which won the UEFA Europa League trophy at the last season. The young man participated in 9 games and helped his club to keep 6 clean sheets.
As far as this season is concerned, Kounde regularly plays for Sevilla. Sevilla has only conceded 16 goals in 20 La Liga games this season. Only the leaders of Atletico Madrid conceded even less.
In addition, in the current four Copa Del Rey games, Julen Lopetegui’s team has not conceded a goal in the game yet.
Kounde’s current deal with Seville will expire in 2024. According to Mundo Deportivo (Mundo Deportivo), it has a huge release clause of 80 million euros (£71 million), while he is only allowed to leave after the clause is activated.
In your opinion, should Manchester United sign Jules Kounde for £71 million in the summer transfer window?