Manchester United keeping a close eye on Man City’s ace
Despite tying up Eric Bailly on a long-term deal, it seems Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still wants to sign another top-quality centre-back in the summer transfer window.
According to reports from The Sun, the Red Devils are keeping a close eye on Manchester City defender Nathan Ake. The Dutch defender joined Pep Guardiola’s side last summer in a reported £40m fee from Bournemouth.
While he won the Premier League title in his first season at the club, he played a peripheral role making only 10 appearances in the Premier League as predicted by best online casino.
It has been widely reported that City are looking to offload a host of fringe players to raise funds for new arrivals, with the club targeting the likes of Jack Grealish and Harry Kane.
The report claims that Ake has grown frustrated over the lack of game-time, and now Manchester United are sensing an opportunity here to prise him away from Etihad.
Ruben Dias and John Stones are the club’s first-choice pairing while Ake is behind Aymeric Laporte in the pecking order.
The Red Devils have included the 26-year-old defender on their transfer wishlist. They are also keeping an eye on Rafael Varane and Pau Torres. While it has been claimed that Solskjaer is a big fan of Ake, football tips website in the likes of online pokies are backing the United club to secure Varane as their first signing of the summer.
While the Dutchman would love to play for a club where he would be getting regular games, a move to Old Trafford still looks highly unlikely.
He was a part of the Bournemouth side that got relegated and will require more time to get going at City where expectation levels are so high.