Manchester United seemingly have a new name on their transfer radar, with a move for Robin Le Normand being talked up.
Going into the 2020/21 term, it’s fair to say the centre-back position was probably the biggest concern for us fans.
After all, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof both left plenty to be desired last season. That said, they’ve been far better this term while Eric Bailly’s return to form has been a welcome surprise.
Apparently, that isn’t enough for Ole Gunnar Solsjaer, who is seemingly still in the market for another centre-half.
The story comes from Grada3, who claimed United are interested in signing 24-year-old defender, Robin La Normand.
La Normand currently plies his trade for Real Sociedad in La Liga, and it’s suggested United could turn to the Frenchman to solve their defensive dilemma at the end of the season.
What’s interesting is that Sociedad have no concerns over a deal. It’s reported that they’re open to the sale if Le Normand’s release clause is met. That figure currently stands at around £66m (€75m).
Who is Robin Le Normand?
I’m not going to sit here and rave about a player who I’ve barely seen play. However, he did start in over 30 league matches for Sociedad last term, so he must be a pretty decent footballer.
Personally, I’d prefer United to go after someone with a little more experience. Someone with 56 professional career games under their belt has to be regarded as a gamble – while this Red Devils side should have title aspirations at this moment in time.
The price-tag is a slight turn-off for me, too. For that sort of money, you could go out there and get a genuinely world-class centre-back.
Would a United move for Robin Le Normand make sense? Do United need another centre-half? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.