Axel Tuanzebe may well be on the way out of Old Trafford this summer.
Defensively, Manchester United have been hit and miss this season. From Victor Lindelof inconsistencies to Eric Bailly injuries, with some average Harry Maguire performances sprinkled in.
Not too long ago, Axel Tuanzebe was being talked up as the answer to our problems. The young centre-half excelled at youth level and on loan at Aston Villa. However, he’s found his first-team opportunities limited.
Now, according to Football Insider, Villa could make another attempt to sign Tuanzebe on a permanent deal.
What’s interesting is that they claim United could be convinced to sell the 15-appearance first-teamer, with a bid of £7million thought to be enough. It’s added that if Tuanzebe ‘pushes hard’ for an exit, a deal could be even more likely.
My first thought is that the fee is low. Tuanzebe is still an incredibly gifted young man who, aged 23, is relatively young in centre-half terms.
However, Solskjaer doesn’t really seem to fancy the former United youth captain. Be it injuries, inconsistent play or something else.
I think it’s made tougher because right now, United are crying out for that world-class partner for Maguire. They don’t have the breathing room to try and bed in a younger player and wait for him to develop. They need world-class performances week-in-week-out.
With a year left on his contract, United have a decision to make. They either tie Tuanzebe down to new terms and give him more playing time, or let him go now while he still has some transfer value.
Hopefully, the situation can get sorted out this summer before it gets messy…
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