Inter Milan pose problem for Manchester United in their pursuit of 23-year-old defender

Inter Milan is pushing for the signature of Manchester United target Dan-Axel Zagadou 

According to Media Foot Marseille (h/t The Sun), Inter Milan have made the signing of Manchester United target Dan-Axel Zagadou a priority for this summer window. 

The Frenchman, who previously played for Paris Saint-Germain, had joined the German team in 2017 and had established himself as the defensive anchor for Dortmund prior to suffering difficulties due to injury during the 2021/22 season.

After suffering many injuries throughout his time in Germany, the 23-year-old had a difficult career and played in only 15 Bundesliga games last season. Dortmund decided not to extend his contract when the young player’s contract came to an end in June of this year.

Manchester United show interest in signing Dan-Axel Zagadou from Borussia Dortmund.
Manchester United show interest in signing Dan-Axel Zagadou from Borussia Dortmund.

Defender Dan-Axel Zagadou is now linked with a move to Manchester United. Erik ten Hag might be anxious to acquire the BVB defender considering he would come for free. 

However, the Red Devils face stiff competition from Inter Milan, who have made the Frenchman their top priority. It is even believed that The representatives for Zagadou have already received an offer from the Serie A team.

Zagadou would be a reasonable choice for free and, with his tactical adaptability and ability to play either left-back or centre-back, could be developed into an incredible defensive monster. The 23-year-old is strong and a real handful for even the strongest of attackers in terms of physicality.

Moreover, he is still young and has his best years ahead of him. That is why United would be wise to really make a push for him despite already signing Lisandro Martinez.

Dan-Axel Zagadou has interest from Inter Milan. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Dan-Axel Zagadou has interest from Inter Milan. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

The Frenchman has a calm presence in defence and uses his knowledge to identify threats. With Phil Jones, Axe Tuanzebe and Eric Bailly clearly struggling for minutes, we could use a top-quality defender to increase our depth.

Erik ten Hag, who wants to impose his philosophy on the club, would be drawn to him because of his versatility. However, United would be wise to let go of a few players in that position. The Red Devils have six available first-team players who are fit and available for the centre-back role.

This season, Manchester United plan to rebuild their team, and they have already signed Christian Eriksen, Tyrell Malacia, and Lisandro Martinez.

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Zagadou has the potential to develop into an excellent football player under Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag. However, Inter Milan are proving to be a hard team to ignore in this transfer race.