Football   |   March 24, 2023

Manchester United to make £44 million summer transfer move for Monaco defensive star Disasi

Manchester United have reportedly shortlisted emerging AS Monaco centre-half Axel Disasi in order to add depth to their defensive unit, which could see a few departures in the upcoming summer transfer window. The Monaco defender, should he complete the move to Old Trafford, will serve as a backup option to United’s World Cup-winning centre-back pairing, Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane. 

United have already set the tone for a major rebuild, which has been long overdue, after multiple projects failed to take off after a seemingly positive start, following the retirement of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson. However, under Erik Ten Hag, the Red Devils have started achieving results that are expected of a club of their stature, having already won the Carabao Cup, and pushing for both the FA Cup as well as the UEFA Europa League. The 20-time Premier League champions are also doing well in the top flight, as they currently possess a firm grip on the third position in the league. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive betting odds from Gclub.

Ten Hag is reportedly looking to add more players to the squad who fit into his coaching philosophy, after acquiring a host of players in the bygone transfer windows. With Inter Milan knocking on the door in a bid to sign Swedish defender Victor Lindelof, the Red Devils are set to go after Disasi, if reports are to be believed. The 6’3” 25-year old has been brilliant in the Ligue 1 this season, widely considered one of the best defenders in the league. 

He can play as a centre-half as well as on the right side of a back four, adding versatility to his game. He is known to be excellent in the air as well, winning 71% of his aerial duels, placing him in the highest percentile in that category.

Manchester United’s representatives have reportedly had a meeting with Monaco executives to discuss a potential deal, but there is no concrete information on the matter for the moment. Monaco have supposedly set a price tag of £44 million for the Frenchman, whose contract expires at the end of the 2024/25 season. Follow all updates on Manchester United only on Gclub sports.