Man Utd dealt blow as target signs new contract

Manchester United are clearly in the hunt for a defender this summer, with a whole host of big names on the shortlist, including the likes of Mats Hummels, Nicolas Otamendi and Aymeric Laporte. However Louis van Gaal has been dealt a blow in pursuit of the latter.

The Athletic Club defender has put pen to paper on a new contract which contains a huge €50million release clause, in an attempt to put off any potential bidders to try and sign him.

The 21-year old has had a fantastic season for his side and he really is emerging on both the domestic and international stage, however I feel we need a different type of player.

Although Laporte is an extremely talented defender, we need proven quality at this moment in time. Its all well and good signing young players but we already have plenty of those and in this scenario a more senior figure is desperately needed.

What defender(s) should United sign? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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  1. AYMERIC LAPORTE – i would go all out just the same for this player investment and accept the release clause mentioned

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