Manchester United have been told that they can sign the elite defender Jerome Boateng – but he’ll come at a price.
Apparently, the German international and Bayern Munich icon will cost £50million, with the Bavarian giants willing to let Boateng leave if their asking price is met.
That’s according to the Manchester Evening News, per talkSPORT, with Jose Mourinho wanting to shake things up in the centre-half position.
At 29, Boateng would provide experience aplenty, which I think is something that was massively lacking in and around the changing-room last season; particularly defensively.
Eric Bailly struggled with injury, Victor Lindelof is still adapting, Phil Jones was his careless self and Marcos Rojo just wasn’t playing. The only constant United had was Chris Smalling – that obviously doesn’t fill anyone with confidence.
Boateng at £50million in this day and age is unbelievable value and there’s no doubting that he’d improve our situation from day one. The German is such an intelligent, clever defender, and alongside an aggressive player like the aforementioned Bailly, he’d be absolutely ideal.
Now the onus is on Edward Woodward to work his magic, although I don’t think we’ll hear anything concrete until after the World Cup.