Manchester United have added Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde to their shortlist of targets for the January transfer window, according to reports in the UK.
The 21-year-old is valued between €65m (£59m) and €70m (£63.5m) by his club, and the Red Devils are keeping tabs on the defender as they weigh up a bid for a new centre-half, following a very poor start to the season defensively.
At the moment, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to persist with the options he has but if things don’t improve, an offer for Kounde could be on the cards. Fans on Twitter would definitely back a move for the Frenchman:
Now you’re talking 🤩
— Clancy 👹 (@smithyggmu) October 13, 2020
OMDS IM ON MY KNEES
— Kardi (@Utdkardi) October 13, 2020
Don’t get my hopes up
— Eli (@MUFCEli) October 13, 2020
I like the sound of that
— T💎 (@_TellesSZN) October 13, 2020
QUALITY PLAYERS YES
— Aasap-S- (@GawdSplash) October 13, 2020
— Ted (@TedJoyce_) October 13, 2020
Too smart a signing for us
— 🐝 (@UtdJoan) October 13, 2020
Funny how our January is everyone else's Summer.
— JoeGosh (@JoeGosh_) October 13, 2020
— Eric (@UtdERlC) October 13, 2020
That would be a good addition
— Rayon (@Rayon381) October 13, 2020
Manchester City made a bid for the France Under 21 international before the summer transfer window closed but the Citizens eventually decided to sign Ruben Dias from Benfica instead.
Kounde is not the only player that United are reportedly scouting with Villarreal’s Pau Torres also being looked at as a potential alternative.