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Manchester United “open to recruiting another centre-half” even if Varane signs

Manchester United “open to recruiting another centre-half” even if Varane signs

 

Manchester United’s spending spree

Manchester United have been busy already this summer. Tom Heaton has rejoined the club on a free transfer, but the statement business so far has been their acquisition of Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho, costing a meagre 73 million pounds.

Although the Englishman is yet to be unveiled as a Red Devil, Manchester United tweeted on the 1st of July that they “have agreed a deal in principle” for his signing, suggesting that the deal is done.

In addition to this, Raphael Varane appears to be edging towards a move to Old Trafford, providing a fee can be agreed, with trusted transfer reporter Fabrizio Romano having confirmed Varane’s desire for “a Premier League experience”, leaving the Red Devils in pole position.

As per the Manchester Evening News, the Frenchman is now in “United mode”, expecting a deal to be struck, which will strengthen the club’s defence to no end.

Another centre back in?

However, the Premier League giants are seemingly not happy with just one centre back coming in, with Samuel Luckhurst reporting that “the club is open to recruiting another centre half”, beyond Raphael Varane. A glance at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s current options make it easy to see why: Victor Lindelof is a solid if unspectacular defender, whilst the likes of Eric Bailly, Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe have all been found wanting in previous appearances.

Manchester United “open to recruiting another centre-half” even if Varane signs

LEEDS, ENGLAND – APRIL 25: Victor Lindelof of Manchester United is tackled by Patrick Bamford of Leeds United during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Manchester United at Elland Road on April 25, 2021 in Leeds, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Jon Super – Pool/Getty Images)

Any incoming defender would surely be expected to play second fiddle to Harry Maguire and Varane, assumed to become Manchester United’s first-choice pairing. This would rule out Pau Torres, whom the Reds have been linked with previously.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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