‘We Haven’t Learnt Anything’ ‘A Bottlejob Of A Defender’ Fans Unimpressed As United Consider Raid On Chelsea

Manchester United are interested in signing Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah, according to The Independent.

The Blues are believed to be open to selling the 24-year-old for around £25m this summer, and Erik ten Hag’s side need to reinforce their options in the centre of defence.

However, fans on X are not particularly keen on the club recruiting Chalobah, with some citing the example of Mason Mount, who has struggled since arriving from Stamford Bridge last year:

Chalobah is available for a reasonable price

With reports suggesting that United are restricted to a £100m net spend this summer, the club may need to get a bit creative with some of their signings.

Chalobah has shown himself to be a capable centre-half, especially this season after returning from injury. You also have to keep in mind that it’s rare for a homegrown player who is below 25 to be on the market for a rather low fee.

United may also sign another centre-back

Some of the hostility towards recruiting Chalobah is likely because some supporters are assuming he will replace Raphael Varane.

However, due to the low-cost nature of the deal, it wouldn’t stop the Red Devils from dipping back into the market and buying a more expensive, higher-profile successor for Varane.

Nice’s, Jean-Clair Todibo has hinted in recent days that he could be on the move this summer and he is a long-term target for the club.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.