Manchester United have been pursuing a centre-back for a while now because the club has had a difficult time finding a quality player for that position. Lancs live reports that United is interested in signing Issa Diop from West Ham, and they made a bid of £45m for the defender. The Frenchman was impressive for the Hammers in his debut last season. United is going to open negotiations this week with West Ham, according to The Express.
The Red Devils should go into negotiations with West Ham for Diop because if this £45m transfer fee is accepted and the Hammers wants to proceed with negotiations I think that’s a positive. Because why should United pay more than £70m for Leicester City’s centre-back Harry Maguire after they rejected United’s £70m offer?
Manchester United should look at cheaper alternatives. Issa Diop is one of those cheaper options that is a quality player. Harry Maguire isn’t worth the money anyway. I believe that Maguire is overpriced and that Leicester is just taking advantage of the situation in order to just make more money from their player. I say that United should continue to pursue this deal and buy Diop and save themselves a lot of money.
United gets rejected by Tielemans
Youri Tielemans is going to snub the Red Devils in favour of a move to Leicester City after talks between both clubs were progressing. Leicester is very willing to sign the Belgian midfielder permanently after he spent last season with the Foxes on loan from Monaco. There are many other clubs that’s interested in Tielemans, but the Foxes are the favourites to sign him.
Belgian football expert Kristoff Terreur has told Sky Sports that a deal for the 22-year-old is close, although it is complicated by a potential part-swap with Andre Silva. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a big fan of the midfielder, but he is focused on obtaining a new defender.
United should search for another midfielder that is just as good as him or better. We shouldn’t waste our time on the a player that is going to snub us anyway and his club Leicester City is the favourites to sign him in spite of all the other teams that are interested in him.
United will be better served going after another player that is not only interested in joining United, but a club that is willing to talk to Manchester United if we made a bid that that a club was interested in.