Harry Maguire doesn’t suit Erik ten Hag’s tactical plans, Victor Lindelof wants regular football and has suitors across Europe, Tuanzebe’s United career is coming to an end and Shaw is crucial as a left-back.
Sitting back and taking a look at Manchester United’s CB options, it is clear that they are one injury to Varane/Martinez away from a full-blown crisis. Moreover, with Varane’s injury history and Martinez being the only left-footed option, United’s options look even thinner.
This is where left-footed CB Evan Ndicka comes in. Frankfurt’s leader at the back has spent nearly four successful years in the Bundesliga and looks ready to move on.
Liverpool and Tottenham have already been credited with an interest and one can expect that list to have more names as summer inches closer. Left-footed players are worth their weight in gold. When that player is available on a free transfer, there is going to be a bidding war.
Ndicka slightly lags behind in terms of his ball-playing skills but more than makes up for it with his defensive prowess. He would be the ideal partner to Raphael Varane as a left-sided CB. Aged just 23, he has the peak years ahead of him.
Signing Ndicka would sort out a potential problem area for United in an instant without their transfer budget taking a hit.