Manchester United are trying to secure a stunning loan deal for Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng.
That’s according to Sky Sports News’ Kaveh Solhekol, with the Red Devils determined not to pay over the odds this summer. It seems as though Jose Mourinho’s men have all-but given up the pursuit of Harry Maguire with Leicester remaining firm in the stance that the Englishman isn’t for sale.
Now, Boateng, 29, seems to be at the top of Jose Mourinho’s wishlist – but only on a short-term move.
Manchester United want Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng on loan deal. Determined not to pay over the odds in current market. Leicester saying Harry Maguire not for sale
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 8, 2018
Normally I’d immediately reject the idea of taking someone on loan, but at this point in time, I see the logic behind it. It doesn’t seem as though the man we really want is available, so there is no point in buying just for the sake of it.
Boateng is a super player, but injuries have seriously hampered his career over the last few seasons. Bringing him in permanently would be a huge risk, so let’s get him in on a short-term deal and see how his body holds up in the Premier League. Then, the club can think about making the move permanent.
Edward Woodward will have to act quick, however. There is now less than 24 hours until the deadline slams shut.