Manchester United have serious problems at the back just a few weeks into the new season.
The Red Devils’ defence was not great last term yet despite this, they did not sign a centre-back over the summer - apart from a 35-year-old Jonny Evans.
And after just four game weeks, Manchester United have lost Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof to injury.
As a result, they finished out their 3-1 loss to Arsenal with Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans as their centre-back duo.
So, it would make sense for United to target a centre-back in January. One of the names linked with United over the summer was Bayer Leverkusen’s Edmon Tapsoba. But as per Fabrizio Romano, his price has now increased after he penned fresh terms with Leverkusen:
“Edmond Tapsoba – As revealed yesterday, Edmond Tapsoba has signed a new contract with Bayer Leverkusen after speculation over a move away this summer,” Romano said.
“This now means that he will be more expensive if any club want to move for him in 2024. Bayer Leverkusen believe he’s top player and worth more than the reported €40/45m fee.
“Honestly I can’t predict for now if Manchester United and Spurs will be back in for him – nothing is decided now for 2024, and so we will see based on this season.”