It’s no secret that Manchester United need to acquire a elite centre-half. The lack of investment over the summer in that area is probably what cost Jose Mourinho his job…
Now, though, it looks as though the Red Devils are ready to write those wrongs. According to a report from Italian media outlet Calciomercato, translated by The Sun yesterday, United are eyeing a bargain move for Greece international, Kostas Manolas.
Apparently, the defender is angling for an AS Roma exit this summer, should the Serie A side fail to secure a top-four finish. They’re currently four points off the pace as we wind down towards the business end of the season.
Furthermore, the 27-year-old would be available on the cheap, too, due to a £31.5million release clause in his contract.
Manolas would be the perfect signing. He’s right in his prime years, has experience aplenty, is quick and solid in the air. The Greek ticks all the boxes, plus the club will absolutely love the fact that he’s cheap.
This squad has lacked a real defensive leader. Manolas would walk through that door and instantly be our best option in that area of the field.
It’s nice to see the club being proactive and trying to sort out signings as soon as possible. That’s exactly what is required if we’re to return to the club we once were.