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Report: Manchester United made an enquiry for Ligue 1 centre-back

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford vies for the ball with Paris Saint-Germain's Presnel Kimpembe .
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford vies for the ball with Paris Saint-Germain's Presnel Kimpembe. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Transfer News: Manchester United made an enquiry for Presnel Kimpembe

According to reports from Le10Sport (h/t Manchester Evening News), Manchester United were among the top European clubs that made an enquiry for talented French centre-back Presnel Kimpembe in the summer but the player decided to stay in Paris.

Kimpembe was linked with a move away from the French capital for much of the summer but eventually ended up staying at the Parc des Princes and has started off the season very well along with Sergio Ramos and Marquinhos in the backline.

Manchester United were looking to sign a new centre-back throughout the transfer window and it has now emerged that Kimpembe was one of the names they were looking at. However, the Red Devils eventually settled for Lisandro Martinez.

Transfer News: Manchester United made an enquiry for Presnel Kimpembe.
Kimpembe is an option for the Red Devils

The Argentinian defender has settled in very well at Old Trafford and is vindicating Erik ten Hag’s faith in him. However, even if we had gone with Kimpembe, the Frenchman would have been a very solid option.

Kimpembe could still be an option for us in the future as there is a chance that the Red Devils will want to reinforce their defence even more. It remains to be seen if the centre-back wants to leave the French giants though.

A product of the youth academy at PSG, Kimpembe is one of those rare French talents who have made it from the academy into the first team. He is one of the Ligue 1 giants’ most important players and has established himself as a regular for some time now.

Transfer News: Manchester United made an enquiry for Presnel Kimpembe.
Ten Hag could do by replacing Harry Maguire. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

The 27-year-old is a solid defender who almost never puts in a performance that is below a seven out of ten. He is very solid in the defensive aspect of the game whilst also being more than decent in ball progression and passing.

Kimpembe is very fast too. He would be ideal in partnership with someone like Harry Maguire and can bring the best out of the English international as well. Thus, the Frenchman could always be an option for us in the future.

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The PSG defender is one of the most solid centre-backs going around in the world of football. We might have missed out on him in the summer but Kimpembe will always be an option in the upcoming transfer windows.

Written by Pranav Kannan

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