Manchester United Ready To Battle Premier League Clubs For Signature Of Bundesliga Star Defender.
Manchester United is reportedly entering the fray for the signature of Bayer Leverkusen standout Jonathan Tah. Manager Erik ten Hag has been actively seeking a central defender since the summer transfer window, with an unsuccessful bid to bring one to Old Trafford while retaining the services of Harry Maguire.
While Maguire has regained his place in the Dutch coach’s plans, the desire to reinforce the defensive unit persists. According to insights from Transfer News Live, Manchester United faces competition from two fellow Premier League contenders, namely Newcastle and West Ham, in the pursuit of Tah.
🚨 Manchester United are set to battle Newcastle and West Ham for the signing of Bayer Leverkusen’s £20m-rated defender Jonathan Tah.
(Source: Sun Sport) pic.twitter.com/5GyfnGoD2k
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) November 18, 2023
The 27-year-old German international could be available for a reasonable £20 million in the upcoming January transfer window.
Tah has been an instrumental figure for Bayer Leverkusen this season, featuring prominently in every Bundesliga match under the management of Xabi Alonso. With his current contract set to expire in 2025, Leverkusen may be inclined to explore a transfer in 2024 if a contract extension proves elusive.
The potential acquisition of Tah would undoubtedly bolster the defensive capabilities of any of the aforementioned teams. Notably, Newcastle could be particularly eager, given Eddie Howe’s prolonged absence of Sven Botman due to injury.
You've successfully followed this author. You'll get notifications of his new tips on your registered e-mail.
You've successfully followed this expert. You'll get notifications of his new tips on your registered e-mail.
This means that you will no longer receive notifications about new posts by this author to your e-mail address.
You will no longer be notified of this expert's new tips.