Last season, Manchester United’s defense was a major concern. However, apart from luring Darmian, Louis van Gaal made no reinforcements at the back in the summer and instead focused on improving the attacking line.
The Red Devils splashed heavy cash to lure Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial to strengthen their offense. The Old Trafford club must adequately reinforce the defense as well.
Express cite reports in Spanish media claiming that Man United tried to sign Athletic Bilbao central defender Aymeric Laporte in the summer transfer window but refused to pay his heavy price tag of 49.4 million Euros. Moreover, the report states that Man United could officially move to sign him in the January transfer window or in the next summer.
As per the provided Express link, the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal are interested in securing the services of the French international as well.
The 21-year-old Laporte has been a key member of the Bilbao side over the years and has featured in over 100 games for the club. Last season, Aymeric featured in 49 games for the La Liga side.
United’s defense is doing well at the moment and the addition of Laporte can even make them stronger.