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Manchester United interested in Atalanta’s Cristian Romero

Manchester United interested in Atalanta’s Cristian Romero

Man United need a centre-back

The 2021/22 summer window represents a huge one for Manchester United.

The Red Devils have continued to make progress under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and could end the season with a Europa League triumph and a Champions League spot.

However, it is still quite clear that the Manchester powerhouse remain some way away from being a top, top side – like Manchester City – who recently secured a third Premier League title in five years.

And though some of the onus should be on Solskjaer to help push United to the next level, a manager can only take a group of players so far.

So, if Man United do truly want to be seen as one of Europe’s elite again, they will need to spend big in certain areas of the pitch.

One obvious position in which the Reds need to strengthen is, of course, the centre-back spot.

As was fairly evident on Thursday vs Liverpool, outside of Harry Maguire, United have very little quality at centre-back.

Man United eyeing Cristian Romero

Now, a recent report from England suggests that Man United are indeed in the market for some defensive reinforcements.

According to Sky Sports News, United have made signing a new partner for Harry Maguire a priority this summer and are interested in Atalanta’s Cristian Romero

Romero is currently on loan at Atalanta from Juventus until 2022, but La Dea are understood to have the option to buy the defender at the expiration of his loan.

Sky add that Atalanta are expected to pay up to £21.5m in their obligation to buy him permanently, but are said to be willing to sell him on again for a fee in the region of £34m.

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This article was edited by Tom Canton.

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