Manchester United could sign Roma’s Kostas Manolas: report

Manchester United could sign Roma’s Kostas Manolas: report

Manchester United are reportedly set to sign Roma star Kostas Manolas for as little as £30.8m in what will surely be considered a bargain.

The Greek is considered to be amongst Europe’s top centre-backs and will certainly have many clubs lining up to secure his signature.

Manolas was linked with United in the past but a change in manage saw the club hold off on signing anyone during the January transfer window until a permanent manager was hired.

The 27 year old would represent the ideal signing as the club are said to be in need of a proven, experienced centre-back in comparison to the younger names they’ve been linked to.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is widely expected to be named the permanent manager and he could potentially give the green light for this signing.

According to the Daily Star, Calcio Mercato report that Kostas has a £30.8m release clause in his contract and will push to leave Italy if Roma fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Given that the Red Devils haven’t secured Champions League football themselves just yet, there’s no guarantee the defender will move to Old Trafford.

There have also been some reports claiming Solskjaer is more interested in bringing in full-backs, a right-winger and an attacking midfielder rather than a centre-back.

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