Manchester United told to rival Liverpool for €80m midfielder

Manchester United have been advised to battle Liverpool for a midfielder.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has urged his former club to make a move for Real Madrid midfielder, Aurelien Tchouameni.

The Frenchman only arrived at the Bernabeu last summer but there is speculation over his future in Spain following the signing of Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund.

Reports in Spain have suggested that Liverpool are keen on bringing Tchouameni to Anfield this summer, with the Reds making a €55m bid for the 23-year-old.

But now, Ferdinand has told his former club to go in for the World Cup winner.

Speaking on his Vibe with Five podcast, he urged United to take advantage of the competition for places at Real by attempting to bring him to Old Trafford this summer.

“In midfield, you know who I would go and get? I would go try to get Tchouameni,” Ferdinand said.

“He’s the one who doesn’t play, he is the odd man out at the moment. I’d go and try and get him. Massive improvement.”

Casemiro is currently Man United’s starting defensive midfielder but the Brazilian has little competition for his place and is in his 30s anyway, meaning he will need to be replaced in the near future.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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