Defence has been a problem for Manchester United for a long time now. Expectations were that they had found the solution when they signed Raphael Varane from Real Madrid last summer but things have not quite worked out that way. The Frenchman has struggled for form and fitness, while those around him, like Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have taken a step back as well. As a result, the Manchester United backline has struggled once again and that is one of the key issues that Erik ten Hag will need to address this summer if he is to have any chance of succeeding at Old Trafford. One player that Manchester United seem to have in their sights is Atletico Madrid’s Jose Giminez, who is one of the key stars in Diego Simeone’s side. But the race for his signature is not going to be easy and the Red Devils look set to come up against two fellow Premier League giants. As reported by Tenfield, Giminez is wanted by Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester United set to battle Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur for La Liga superstar
Giminez has been one of the most highly rated defenders in all of La Liga for a long time. The only question surrounding him has been his injury problems. And that has remained a worry for the Uruguayan international. Some recent rumours have suggested that Atletico Madrid might be willing to let Giminez go this summer. He is 27 years of age now and the Spanish giants are expected to look for a transfer fee around €60 million to let him leave. Manchester United do need another centre-back but a move for Giminez would be risky considering his injury history. On the other hand, while Chelsea also need to make signings in the heart of defence after Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen left as free agents this summer, they have been more heavily linked with the likes of Matthijs de Ligt, Jules Kounde and Nathan Ake recently. And Tottenham Hotspur seem to be building a serious squad, and could be dark horses next season with Antonio Conte in charge. https://reddevilarmada.com/2022/07/04/manchester-united-transfer-ten-hag-era/