Swedish Defender Responds to Man Utd Transfer Links

October 11, 2018

Helsingborgs IF central defender Andreas Granqvist has confirmed that his representative has held talks with Manchester United over a possible move in the January transfer window.

Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho was desperate to sign a centre-back in the summer, with Harry Maguire, Diego Godin, Toby Alderweireld and Jerome Boateng all considered by the former Real Madrid boss.

However, the Red Devils refused to pay the money required for Jose Mourinho’s top targets, and the 55-year-old made his frustrations towards executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward known.

Manchester United have conceded 14 goals already in the EPL this term – the highest number in the top 15 of the table – and Jose is scouring the market for centre-halfs once again.

Granqvist who captained Sweden at the 2018 World Cup, has appeared as a possible target and lifted the lid on Manchester United’s interest.

‘There is indeed interest. This time there is a kernel of truth [to the reports],’ Andreas told Aftonbladet.

‘I am honoured that I am linked to such a large club, and if there is a concrete offer in January, then both the club and I will accept that, but that is currently not the case.’