Manchester United interested in raiding London giants for 22-year-old defender

Manchester United lead the race for Spurs star Davinson Sanchez

Manchester United are leading the race to sign Tottenham star Davinson Sanchez in the summer, reports Spanish outlet Don Balon. The news outlet also claims the likes of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are also interested in the Colombian defender.

Davinson Sanchez, 22, has been a consistent member of Tottenham’s backline under Mauricio Pochettino ever since he joined from Ajax two summers ago. However, he has fallen slightly out of favour in recent times, with Pochettino preferring the partnership of Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen in central defence.

But as the Colombian has fallen behind the likes of Vertonghen and Alderweireld in the pecking order, Manchester United seems to use that opportunity to sign him ahead of Bayern and Real Madrid, reports the Don Balon.

Manchester United clearly are in need of reinforcements, especially in defence which has leaked 48 goals this season. The Red Devils have been woeful defensively, something which further got documented when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’ side leaked four goals in the defeat at Everton on Sunday.

Will Tottenham let go of Davinson Sanchez?

It’s a bizarre story that has linked Davinson Sanchez with a few top European clubs, including Manchester United.

Sanchez may not have been a regular starter this season but he remains a crucial figure in Pochettino’s team. A talented, bright and experienced defender at such a young age, the Colombian is considered as the future of Spurs’ defence.

Thus, that’s enough to suggest why this story doesn’t make sense at all. United are in need of a defensive revamp and need ball-playing, matured and strong centre-halves in the squad.

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Sanchez would be a good fit at Old Trafford but knowing how tough negotiator Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is, our club should switch the attention from the Colombian powerhouse to other targets.