Manchester United are one of five clubs pursuing Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria, according to Bild. The German tabloid reports that Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham and Inter Milan are also keen on the player.
It is believed that United have expressed an interest in signing the Swiss international, but Gladbach are said to be holding out for a fee in excess of €50m (£43m) for the 22-year-old. Most supporters on Twitter would back a move for the Bundesliga star:
Immense if we pull this off.
— Tige (@tadkennelly) October 17, 2019
— samdaniels🔰 (@samdanielsXX) October 17, 2019
Strong. Quick. Good ball player. Would 100% add to this squad offers a lot more
— Connor Gleeson (@ConnorGleeson6) October 17, 2019
He is at least better than Matic and Scott to be honest.
— NgolaBlink (@NgolaBlink) October 17, 2019
Great. For me he is the big type of Ngolo Kante
— Ed edd and eddy (@akmalaffendi) October 17, 2019
Would be a really good signing and we really need a matic replacement
— Spondon Kashyap (@KashyapSpondon) October 17, 2019
Other fans are sceptical about Zakaria’s price tag, with some believing the Red Devils would have to pay over the odds to get him:
Too expensive for this player…
30m no more !
— Mano Panenka (@ManoPanenka) October 17, 2019
Forget it, he isn't BRITISH
— mikael (@Frizzyworlwide) October 17, 2019
is it me , or when MU are link with player , the bid will start with 50m 😅😂
— ṭһєȏяʏ (@rsuhairelariff) October 17, 2019
If mufc are interested, it's 50m +
— Ashley warner (@ashleydwarner86) October 17, 2019
The Swiss star is a dynamic holding midfielder, but with Scott McTominay already fulfilling that role, it’s hardly an area of the pitch that would be a priority for United.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would probably be looking for an attack-minded player who can offer some much-needed creativity in the final third of the pitch.