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French defender Jules Kounde is one of the five centrals followed by Manchester United, according to a report by the Spanish publication. Sports world.
Kounde has just started his second season at Sevilla, having signed from Bordeaux in the 2019 summer transfer window. He has made an enormous impression on Los Nervionenses, becoming the 2019/20 Europa League team of the season while helping your team to the trophy.
The 22-year-old made several impressive displays last season, most notably in the Europa League semi-final against Manchester United, where Sevilla won 2-1.
And now it looks like Man Utd is ready to make a move for the French, with Sports world stating that he is part of a short list of five centennial players who are the target of the Red Devils.
The other four names on the list are Caglar Soyuncu from Leicester City, Pau Torres from Villarreal, Ozan Kabak from Schalke and Ben White from Brighton.
Kounde was a target for Manchester City last summer, and Pep Guardiola’s men reportedly turned down a € 55 million offer. Liverpool They were also named as possible suitors for the youngster, with injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip leaving Jurgen Klopp with no options at the rear.
The former Bordeaux man apparently has an 80 million euro buyout clause, so any potential buyer will have to pay a huge fee for his services.
It’s no wonder Man Utd is looking for a new central defender. While his midfield and front row look fearsome, there is much to be desired at the rear.
Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo are expected to leave Old Trafford in the coming months, leaving manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with just four natural centers to choose from. Eric Bailly’s physical condition is a constant concern, while Axel Tuanzebe is still relatively unproven. Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are Solskjaer’s favorite couple, but there are question marks on both of them.