Man United join race to sign £53million-rated starlet as replacement for Old Trafford favourite

Tanguy Ndombele

Manchester United have joined the race to sign Tanguy Ndombele of Lyon after the 21-year-old impressed during a loan spell at Amiens last season, according to Le10 Sport (h/t The Sun).

The French midfielder is likened to N’Golo Kante and has a host of Premier League clubs after him with Tottenham and Chelsea keeping tabs on the youngster.

The report also claims that we would have to stump out £53million but our manager Jose Mourinho is keen on bringing Ndombele to Old Trafford next season.

Lyon had bought the combative midfielder on a permanent deal earlier in the summer but are reportedly willing to sell Ndombele should the right bid be made.

This could also mean the end of the road for a United fan favourite should Ndombele arrive as the Sun claims Andre Herrera would be sold.

Ander Herrera

The midfielder is wanted by Athletic Bilbao and could be sold back to the club he joined us from for a fee of €30million.

Ndombele might be one of the hottest properties in French football but if we are looking to replace Herrera, then it might not be a smart move. Herrera seems to enjoy his time at United and bringing in an untested French youngster is certainly a huge risk.

Additionally, the reported £53million is a huge asking price for a 21-year-old that has had just one decent season to show for.

There is no doubt that we need to add more players to the side if we are to win more trophies next season but Ndombele seems too much of a risk at £53million. If we can get him for cheaper without losing Herrera, then the Frenchman seems like a good option to have.

  • Roci Lal

    Based on his performances in the last two games at the World Cup, Man United shouldn’t pay a dime over 50 million quid for Savic. Nowhere near any of the hype to warrant a 75 million quid sale, let alone the 100 million pricing. Other lesser known players such as Lozano and Golovin would be much better buys, younger, cheaper, and more effective as team players.

  • Roci Lal

    Who?