Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has identified Barcelona defender Andreas Christensen as a defensive transfer target.
The club failed to strengthen at the back after Harry Maguire rejected a move to West Ham, as the player could not agree personal terms with the Hammers.
With the club unable to move on their former skipper, they ended up missing out on the likes of Kim Min-jae, Benjamin Pavard, and Jean-Clair Todibo.
It is obvious that the England international is not in United boss Erik ten Hag’s plans, and is fifth-choice when everyone is fit and firing.
Both Victor Lindelof and Raphael Varane have also been linked with moves away coupled with the French World Cup winner’s injury record.
According to Fichajes, the United board will target Barcelona centre-back Andreas Christensen next summer with the Catalan giants open to selling the Dane due to their economic worries.
Report from The Peoples Person claim United had looked at the former Chelsea star this summer, but the Spanish giants were unwilling to sell the player.
“Manchester United are determined to strengthen their central defense for the 2024/2025 season, and among the many names handled by the sports management, the Danish player from FC Barcelona, Andreas Christensen, stands out above the rest.
“Barcelona’s delicate economic situation has generated the need to sell some of its most prominent players, and Christensen could be one of them, especially considering that his arrival occurred at zero cost.”
The 27-year-old’s contract with the Catalan club lasts till 2026 and he currently has a market value of €40 million as per Transfermarkt.
If the former Chelsea defender can overcome his injury issues, it would be a good addition especially keeping in mind the need to upgrade on Maguire and find a regular partner for Lisandro Martinez.