BREAKING: Barcelona Rival Manchester United In €50m Denzel Dumfries Pursuit, as Inter Milan prepare to offload Dutch right-back.
Manchester United will reportedly face fierce competition from Barcelona in the race to recruit Denzel Dumfries, who Inter Milan has pegged at €50 million.
Denzel Dumfries has reportedly appeared on Barcelona’s radar about a potential transfer during the summer transfer window, according to a report by the Spanish publication Fichajes.
Manchester United is also interested in the Dutch defender, whose star full-back is wanted by Inter Milan for almost €50 million.
Denzel Dumfries had a successful season after moving from PSV Eindhoven to Inter Milan in the summer. The 26-year-old made some significant goals and assists in the 2021/22 season, while not contributing as frequently as Achraf Hakimi, whom he succeeded previous season.
The Dutch defender has played 45 times for Inter Milan thus far, contributing five goals and seven assists in the process. However, if a suitor offers €50 million, the Nerazzurri might not prevent a transfer to Dumfries due to Inter Milan’s financial difficulties. He is sought after by Manchester United and Barcelona.
The reason Barcelona is interested is because Cesar Azpilicueta’s pursuit has just hit a roadblock. The Chelsea captain appeared to be moving closer to joining the Blaugrana, but Thomas Tuchel later hinted that he would prevent a transfer for the Spaniard.
As a result, Barcelona will need to find replacements for Azpilicueta, with Hector Bellerin, Dumfries, and Hugo Mallo coming to mind. The 26-year-old Dutch international, though, will face fierce competition from Manchester United for Barcelona’s services.
The Red Devils are eager to bring more talent to the right-back position since Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot haven’t been able to persuade Erik ten Hag.
Wan-Bissaka seldom contributes in the final third, although Dalot’s defense is questionable. Thus, Dumfries has become a potential target for Manchester United, who are apparently planning a signing bid for him.
Manchester United should have the financial wherewithal to pay Dumfries €50 million, although Barcelona may find it difficult to do so despite pulling all the economic levers.
The Inter Milan defender is currently favored to be signed by Manchester United. But it will be intriguing to see if Barcelona can beat Manchester United to the 26-year-signature. old’s