Manchester United eyeing £20m Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes

first_imgAdvertisement The centre-back could partner United captain Maguire (Picture: Getty Images)Gabriel is also left-footed, which is a quality Solskjaer is looking for in a new defensive recruit.The Norwegian boss told Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake that his side ‘need a left-footed centre-back’ after their 5-2 win over the Cherries earlier this month.However, any potential move for the Dutchman looks likely to be scuppered as Manchester City have already swooped in and reportedly agreed a £40m deal to bring Ake to the Etihad.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsIn terms of other options, former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood believes United should go for Leicester City centre-back Caglar Soyuncu.‘I think they need extra cover at centre-back,’ Sherwood told DAZN. ‘I think Soyuncu – I know Robbie Savage won’t be happy because they’re taking him from Leicester – but if the money is right they sell, like they did with Harry Maguire.’ ‘I think he would be outstanding there. He can play on the front foot and keep them up the field.’MORE: Manchester United edging closer to Jadon Sancho transfer after Jack Grealish u-turnMORE: ‘He looks the part’ – Gary Pallister urges Manchester United to sign Chelsea transfer targetFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Advertisement Gabriel would represent a relatively cut-price option (Picture: Getty Images)Manchester United are reportedly looking at Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes, who could be available for around £20 million this summer.The Red Devils are on the hunt for a defender to partner captain Harry Maguire in their backline.Despite having an overall positive impact on United’s defence since making the £80 million switch from Leicester City last year, the England international’s lack of pace has been exposed on several occasions this season.Lille’s player of the year Gabriel is likely to leave the French club after helping them finish in the top four and secure a place in next season’s Champions League.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to Sky Sports, the 22-year-old is on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s watch list given his potential and relatively cheaper price point.The Brazilian is being chased by a number of European clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain, Everton and Napoli, with the Italian giants believed to be the favourites to land his signature.The report states that an unnamed Premier League club tabled an offer in excess of £22m for him, while the Toffees also tabled an official bid in June. Manchester United eyeing £20m Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes Metro Sport ReporterThursday 30 Jul 2020 1:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.1kShares Commentlast_img read more

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