While a good attack can win matches, title victories are built on a good defense, and that is the end that Manchester United are working towards with their transfer plans for the summer. The Red Devils are planning on investing in a quality centre-back to tighten up the defense much like their rivals, Manchester City and Liverpool.
This would help them in being strong challengers for the title next season, since the league almost belongs to Manchester City this year.
Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane is one of the names that has long been rumoured to be on the radar of the club, and his contract is set to expire next year. There has been a lot of speculation about the Frenchman’s future, as well as multiple reports saying that the player would want to leave in the summer. If that is the case, then a move to England could certainly be on the cards.
However, their search is not only limited to Varane. They are looking at centre-backs from all across the continent and will invest in someone this summer. Sevilla’s Joules Kounde is also another name on their shortlist. But the only problem in this case is the La Liga club’s asking price of €80 million for him.
Sven Botman of Lille is also on the list alongside Pau Torres of Villareal, with both the players being highly rated as upcoming talents in their respective leagues. They will decide in the summer and they will surely spend big on the position to make sure that their previous glory is restored.