Man United make Joules Kounde ‘enquiry’ as big clubs circle: report

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Man United are still looking at signing a centre-half, with Joules Kounde atop that list.

It’s no secret that large portions of Manchester United’s transfer budget has been spent on the defence. Raphael Varane aside, the majority chunk of that money has been misused.

£80million on Harry Maguire, £40million on Victor Lindelof, £50million on Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The production from these guys certainly doesn’t match their price tags.

With that in mind, United are still looking to strengthen in that key position following obvious struggles.

The player they’re apparently looking at is Joules Kounde, with the story coming from Estadio Deportivo.

They claim that Kounde is an ‘object of desire from various big clubs’, the latest being ‘an enquiry from a Manchester United with many defensive problems’.

The Sevilla player is now attracting major attention, which Sporting Director Monchi is more than aware of. That now makes a contract extension for Kounde ‘very difficult’, according to Estadio Deportivo.

What’s unclear is whether this is a move United would explore in January. What’s unlikely is Sevilla aren’t going to want to lose a key face in the mid-season window. That’d mean yet again, the Red Devils would be forced into overpaying to get the transfer done.

One positive about making a January transfer happen would be the fact that you’d probably get a jumpstart on your rivals to sign Kounde. But the question remains, is this guy a good fit for the Premier League?

Right now, I’d take anyone. United need to find the perfect partner for Varane, with the Reds only keeping two clean sheets across all competitions this term. For a side with genuine title aspirations, that’s simply not good enough.

Would a Man United move for Joules Kounde make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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