Manchester United manager has already landed Tyrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen with Lisandro Martinez close to completing his transfer.
Ibrahim Sangare, an Ivory Coast midfielder, is currently in negotiations to be transferred to Manchester United from PSV Eindhoven. Rudy Galetti of Calciomercato reports that discussions between the two teams are ongoing over Sangare’s probable transfer to the Premier League.
According to Galetti, there are “good emotions” between the two clubs that a deal can be reached and that negotiations between the Red Devils and PSV are moving along smoothly and swiftly.
Galetti claims that the price being discussed is between €35 and €40 million for Sangare, who reportedly has a €35 million release clause in his present contract, which has three years still to run.
Ruud van Nistelrooy, the new manager of PSV and a former Manchester United player, recently expressed his hope for a speedy resolution to the 24-year-future old’s situation, underlining the ambiguity surrounding it.
Sangare had previously been associated with Manchester United. The Ivory Coast midfielder had his heart set on a move to the Premier League and was confident he would be playing in England in the forthcoming season, according to a June report from Sky Sports that both United and Premier League rival Chelsea were interested in his talents.
Since the departure of Ander Herrera, United supporters have been pleading for the purchase of a top-tier, defensively oriented midfielder. With Nemanja Matic leaving and uncertainty surrounding Frenkie de Jong’s relocation to Old Trafford, Sangare provides a respectable replacement at the stated price.
Sangare has a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest in the industry at his position, leading the league in tackles made, duels won, ball recoveries, and interceptions.
The Opta Eredivisie team of the season included the 24-year-old midfield destroyer, who was hailed as the greatest defensive midfielder in the competition.
If a trade for the former Ajax player can be completed, Sangare’s steel, grit, and other qualities would make him the ideal possible midfield partner for Frenkie De Jong.
Recently, it was reported that a fee and payment schedule had been mostly agreed upon between United and the Blaugrana, but the deal’s conclusion was being delayed by a problem with the player’s deferred earnings.
Sangare’s entrance would also raise further questions about Scott McTominay’s involvement in Erik ten Hag’s schemes. McTominay, who performs a similar function to Sangare, was recently described as a “rotational squad member” by former United player Mikael Silvestre. The former United defender thinks the Red Devils ought to find a replacement for the Scottish international.
For many United supporters who believe that central defensive midfield is a position that has to be addressed, Sangare would undoubtedly be a welcome addition.