Manchester United ‘interested’ in Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka
Evan Ndicka, who plays for Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt, is attracting interest from Manchester United ahead of next summer, according to Spanish outlet Fichajes (h/t Manchester Evening News).
The Old Trafford side have taken a liking to the defender. His current contract with the German side is set to expire at the end of the season. As a result, the French national will be available on a free transfer in the upcoming transfer window.
In the summer of 2018, Die Adler signed the centre-back. Since then, the 23-year-old has been ever-present in their starting lineup.
In the previous campaign, Oliver Glasner’s team lifted the Europa League title. Ndicka played a key role in Frankfurt’s historic triumph. This season, the defender has once again been a key figure for the Bundesliga outfit.
United has done well at the back in the current campaign as opposed to last season. David de Gea has won the Premier League Golden Glove, with the Red Devils keeping the most clean sheets.
Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez have been key in that regard. The two World Cup winners have formed a formidable partnership in the Old Trafford side’s defence under Erik Ten Hag.
However, as a result, our other centre-backs have hardly featured in the current campaign. In recent weeks, Victor Lindelof has made a place for himself in the starting lineup. But Harry Maguire seems to have fallen way down the pecking order.
The England international is our captain. Unfortunately, the 30-year-old has been unable to put in encouraging displays to make a place for himself in the team since the former Ajax head coach’s arrival in Manchester.
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Thus, it would not be a surprise to see Maguire look for pastured new next summer. In that case, bolstering our backline with someone like Ndicka on a free transfer is not a bad option.