Centre-back is a position where Manchester United are expected to strengthen over the course of the summer transfer window. The duo of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof have managed to form a solid partnership in the heart of defence for them this season. Beyond them, there are the likes of Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones providing cover.
But there is the feeling that it is an area where they can improve even further and perhaps even should try to, if they are to mount a challenge for the Premier League next season.
A number of centre-backs have been linked with the club over the past several months. Names of players like Pau Torres, Jules Kounde, Nikola Milenkovic, Raphael Varane and many others have been brought up with regards to an Old Trafford switch. But Ally McCoist has an interesting option for them.
McCoist has thrown the name of Fikayo Tomori into the hat when discussing the signing of a defensive partner for Harry Maguire. As reported by talkSPORT, he said:
"“I still think the centre-back position is a key priority for Manchester United.“An interesting one is Tomori, what about him? Would you go and get him? They definitely need someone to play alongside Harry Maguire.”"
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Could Tomori be an option for Manchester United?
Tomori had a very impressive loan spell with Derby County in the 2018/19 season when he was named their Player of the Year and then broke into the Chelsea first-team last season with a series of impressive displays.
But he slowly found himself out of the Blues’ first-team picture once again and was sent out on loan to AC Milan in the previous winter transfer window. It is safe to say that it has been a very successful spell till now.
Tomori has emerged as one of the best defenders in Serie A ever since moving in January and there is a growing feeling that the Italian giants will trigger the option to buy in his loan deal. But if the transfer does not happen for some reason, it might not be a bad idea on the part of Manchester United to make a move for the defender themselves.