Manchester United have been told the relatively modest price-tag for one of their targets in Lille’s Boubakary Soumare.
It’s believed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has kept an eye on him of late and perhaps would’ve already made a move for him had the club had money.
United are reportedly not expecting any major arrivals this winter and are focussing their attentions on departures.
However, fans and perhaps even Solskjaer would’ve loved to see one or two new players come in to help with a title race.
Soumare fits the mould of player some supporters wanted to see at Old Trafford but it seems they’ll have to wait for anything to happen.
To be clear about Manchester United plans: Boubakary Soumaré and Max Aarons have been ‘scouted’, they’re appreciated but *no* talks have been opened to sign them in January. ? #MUFC
Lille ask €35m to sell Soumaré and Man Utd never made inquiry/planned to sign him right now. ⛔️ http://t.co/Lq0IbzCy5G
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 11, 2021
Fans have long wanted a natural defensive midfielder in the squad who can take the starting XI up a level.
Nemanja Matic is the only player who can play in that position but many feel he isn’t good enough to start regularly and lacks mobility.
€35m is not a large fee, especially considering what the club spent in the summer but perhaps they feel the financial uncertainty these days means they should be more careful.
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