Man United Transfer News: Manchester United spot an ideal alternative to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, as his move to Old Trafford seems uncertain.
Manchester United need immediate defensive reinforcements at defense, especially at the right-back position, as Diogo Dalot is not trusted by Ole Solskjaer and played Ashley Young at that position during the most crucial phase of last season.
Thus, Manchester United were targeting to land the Crystal Palace sensation, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, but the Eagles are reluctant to transfer the player at the price offered by the Red Devils.
Therefore, it seems that Manchester United are looking at other prospects to fulfill the requirements, hence, according to a report by the Sky Italia, the English giants are set to negotiate for Elseid Hysaj from Napoli, as an alternate to Wan-Bissaka.
The Italian newspaper suggests that Napoli have opened initial talks of negotiations with Manchester United. The Red Devils are keen on the Albanian international due to his ability to play on either side of the back four.
It is further reported that the player is available for €25 million, a bargain, if compared to Wan-Bissaka’s price this summer.
However, the Premier league giants could face stiff competition from Atletico Madrid as they are also showing an interest in Hysaj this summer.
Meanwhile, Hysaj has also reportedly mentioned his desire to look for new challenges elsewhere this summer, and it seems, Manchester United can offer him a mega deal to lure him to join the club.
Considering, the Albanian International is a versatile figure at back, the 25-year-old seems a viable option for the Red Devils amidst defenive crisis.
How twitter reacted
Talks ongoing between Napoli, Manchester United and Elseid Hysaj’s entourage: there isn’t an offer, as source told @CalcioNapoli24, but his value is around €25M (£22M). Man Utd is searching for a right fullback https://t.co/bfuR3InWdr
— Claudio Russo (@claudioruss) June 19, 2019
Waking up to news @manutd are looking at Elseid Hysaj now but that’s one of the biggest problems at the club in recent years.we quickly give up on the managers first choice and then go for the cheaper alternative. Just go and sign @awbissaka
— Leaky_Lindelof (@Leaky_Lindelof) June 19, 2019
— MrAaronUTD (@mraaronutd) June 18, 2019
Hysaj has already declared that he wants to leave & an inquiry was made today by Manchester United who are currently looking for a fullback able to play on both sides. In the event of his departure, Napoli could return to Trippier, who's also pursued by Juventus.
— CX-1 (@DrCassOle) June 18, 2019
Manchester United are set to leave for their pre-season after the player arrives for the pre-season training in two weeks. The Red Devils will face Perth Glory in the first friendly during their tour.