Manchester United make enquiry for Bayern defender Niklas Sule
Manchester United have made an enquiry to Bayern Munich over the signing of defender Niklas Sule ahead of a potential summer move, report Sport1.
The German defender, 23, has enjoyed a fine season at Bayern Munich in which he has established himself as first choice under Niko Kovac, ahead of seasoned compatriot Jerome Boateng. And his impressive displays at the heart of Bayern defence has led Manchester United to lodge an enquiry for the 23-year-old.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bolster his squad to bridge the gap in quality. Having conceded 48 goals in the Premier League this term, with the team recently leaking four goals in a chastening afternoon at Everton, the Red Devils must seek to improve their defensive resolve next season.
Is Niklas Sule the right fit at Old Trafford?
Victor Lindelof has developed into a key figure in defence under Solskjaer, but the likes of Phil Jones, Chis Smalling, Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo remain unreliable, leaving United defensively disorganised throughout the campaign.
The recent 4-0 embarrassment at Everton showed a major problem with Solskjaer’s squad. It’s now 11 games without a clean sheet and our defence has been nothing short of abysmal at times.
Solskjaer needs a strong, vocal leader that can organise the backline and motivate when the chips are down. Sule could be that player for United and even though he isn’t experienced as much as United’s crop of defenders, he’ll truly be an upgrade over all of them at our club.
The Germany international has the physical qualities that make him perfect for the Premier League as well. Thus, Solskjaer should prioritise the strengthening the backline over the summer and make a move for Sule, who has a contract at Bayern until 2022 and could be available around €50 million, adds the report.