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Tottenham and Manchester United set to square off for French international defender

Antonio Conte’s need for reinforcements and uncertainty surrounding Harry Maguire’s future could see the pair of Premier League giants lock horns in the transfer market

Premier League big six duo Tottenham and Manchester United could be set for a transfer showdown over a possible move for 24-year-old French international defender Axel Disasi during the summer window.

According to reports in Mail Sport, the AS Monaco center-back has popped up on the radar screens of a number of Premier League clubs, which is also said to include struggling West Ham United, as Disasi looks primed for departure from Stade Louis II in the near future.

The former Paris FC academy graduate and Stade de Reims standout ventured south to Monaco in 2020 where he has developed into one of Ligue 1′s top performing center-backs, which earned him a spot in Didier Deschamps’ 26-man squad for the 2022 World Cup before he ultimately made his international debut during tournament play in Qatar.

But the Gonesse native is keen to make the next step in his career after continuing his development at the Monegasque club, and pathways to England could be set to present themselves given the current situations in London and Manchester respectively.

Questions continue to swirl regarding Antonio Conte’s future at Tottenham on the back of a clear disconnect between the experienced Italian headmaster and the Spurs hierarchy when it comes to available funds and player acquisition(s) needed to support the club’s ambitions with Conte at the helm. But the club certainly needs to push the needle in the back line under the former Italian international, and a move for Disasi certainly fits the bill.

As for United, the situation has become more clear than ever that club captain Harry Maguire is likely to depart Old Trafford at the end of the season after his stock has plummeted under Erik ten Hag on the back of poor performances in United red, but it remains unclear if Ten Hag will turn to familiar faces once again or support a move for the Frenchman.

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Andrew Thompson

US-based Football writer. German football guru with a wealth of experience in youth development and analysis. Data aficionado. Happily championing the notion that Americans have a knowledgeable voice in the beautiful game.

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