Man Utd in talks with the agent of RB Leipzig key man

By | May 24, 2020

Manchester United are keen on RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate, according to the latest reports.

Football around the world has been brought to a standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic but United are still preparing for the next PL season, with head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirming that the club are continuing to holding internal talks on transfer targets.

United have enjoyed two fruitful transfer markets in succession, with last summer seeing the arrival of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire, which has significantly improved the defence.

According to Le10Sport, the club will look to strengthen the back-line even further when the market does reopen and are keen on French star Konate.

After arriving in Leipzig on a free as a teenager back in 2017, Konate began to break into the senior team in the 2017/18 campaign before establishing himself as a regular and as one of the continent’s most highly-rated defenders with his brilliant form last campaign.

Unfortunately for the 20-year-old, Ibrahima has been suffering from a torn muscle fibre injury this campaign which has restricted him to just eight games, with his last coming on October 2.

Regardless, it’s reported that United have seen enough to be keen and that the club have contacted his entourage.

United have been linked with many other centre-backs in recent weeks, including Konate’s teammate Dayot Upamecano.

But MEN Sport reports that the club are not prioritising a new centre-half and are instead focusing their efforts on signing a new forward, central-midfielder and playmaker, with Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho the top targets.