Man United are showing an interest in Argentine defender, Facundo Medina.
Manchester United are having a rather remarkable season, though the overriding feeling is that this squad is still one year away from winning major honours.
Credit to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who continues to clear out dead-wood while replacing those players with genuine quality. Seemingly, he’s still looking to further bolster his squad in the defensive area.
The latest name linked with an Old Trafford move is Facundo Medina, who currently plies his trade for French outfit Lens.
According to La Voix du Nord (in French), United are preparing an £11million bid to try and sign the 21-year-old Ligue 1 star. Medina has only played 11 times for Lens, though he’s a talented young man attracting massive attention.
The fact that he’s already earned himself one cap for his native Argentina speaks volumes about his quality.
Where does he play?
There are no surprises to learn that Medina is predominantly a centre-half, though the Argentine can also play in the left-back slot if needed.
Standing at almost 6-foot, Medina is a physical presence who also possesses pretty good speed for a man of his stature.
I guess the gamble is that Medina is young and hasn’t played in the Premier League. No doubt he’d need some time to settle into his new surroundings, meaning he likely wouldn’t be someone who could be called upon from day one.
At the end of the day, though, £11m is a drop in the ocean for a club like United. The fee alone probably makes this one a gamble worth taking, though a lot depends on whether Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw can keep themselves fit.
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