Matthijs de Ligt has returned to be part of Manchester United’s plans. According to the newspaper “Daily Star”, the Dutch is the one that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants as a reinforcement to the defensive sector of the Red Devils. The English club had already targeted him when he was still playing for Ajax.
The 20-year-old defender was hired by Juventus at the beginning of the season for 85.5 million euros. Of course United does not have the amount of money necessary for this negotiation, that’s why they intend to go for a swap deal involving Frenchman Paul Pogba. Especially since the Frenchman wants to return to Italian football.
However, even with that, the deal is far from being considered easy. It is true that de Ligt is not a starter and still did not reach the expectations that were put on him, but he is considered a key player for the Old Lady’s future. It is important to remember that both defenders from Juve, Giorgio Chiellini, and Leonardo Bonucci, are old and have constant bad injuries.
Because of that, the Red Devils already work with another possibility. The other target for the defense would be Napoli’s Senegalese Kalidou Koulibaly, who is currently. The defender, who is 28 years old, has played at the San Paolo since 2014 and is considered one of the best players in the whole world in that position. However, it is another difficult player to get. To get him out of the Azzurri, Manchester United would have to spend a lot of money.
No matter what option they get, they will have to open the banks to sign a good defender. It is a position that many clubs in Europe need new players and the few that are really good at it will be really expensive. If the Red Devils get De Ligt, they will improve their defense and will also have a young player that may be a leader, in the future.