Villa want Tuanzebe either permanently or on loan: report

Manchester United’s defensive options are nothing short of awful at this point in time. Surely, it’s an area that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to improve going into the 2019/20 campaign.

One player who I always thought could make an impact is Axel Tuanzebe. The talented 21-year-old spent last season out on loan with Aston Villa – greatly impressing as the Midlands side earned their place back in the Premier League.

Today though, according to the Daily Mail, Villa are set to ‘launch a bid’ to bring Tuanzebe back to Villa Park for the upcoming term.

Villa boss Dean Smith would prefer to sign Tuanzebe on a permanent basis, although it’s ‘unclear’ as to whether United are willing to let him go for good.

Another option is a loan move with the option to buy, and if that happens United will insist on a sell-on clause being inserted into Tuanzebe’s contract.

Shortly after writing the article, Mike Keegan took to Twitter to offer more insight. He claimed that an £8million fee has been mentioned, although nothing is agreed as this point – while United may well ask for more.

It’s a tricky situation. I stand by the fact that moving forward with Tuanzebe and binning off Phil Jones is the best option. Although if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t convinced by what Tuanzebe can offer – selling him now while his value is high makes sense.

To get at least £8million for an up-and-comer who has barely featured for the first-team would be a good return – and it’s definitely going to be intriguing to see how this one plays out.

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