Manchester United expect to sign defender, want verbal agreement today: report

Manchester United’s centre-back troubles continued during pre-season, with the Red Devils seemingly exploring every option before making their final transfer decision.

According to The Sun, the club have seemingly settled on FC Barcelona’s Yerry Mina, with a £35million offer made to sign the Colombian, with United wanting a ‘yes’ from the player today.

They presumably want a firm answer from the defender as to not waste any more time on an unobtainable target, particularly as the deadline is now looming.

Personally, though, I’d be underwhelmed if Mina was the defender we settle upon. That’s not to say he isn’t a talented player, clearly, he is. At this point, though, I feel United need someone with experience rather than an emerging talent.

Toby Alderweireld would be my number one choice, but it certainly doesn’t look as though the Belgium international is going to be entering through the Old Trafford doors during this window, which is a shame.

Honestly, rather than signing Mina I’d prefer to use that cash elsewhere. We already have a project in Victor Lindelof, and the Swede had an excellent World Cup so why not give the minutes to him? That certainly makes more sense, in my opinion…


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