Manchester United eyeing move for Lille prodigy Boubakary Soumare

Manchester United target Boubakary Soumare from Lille to boost their midfield options.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Manchester United are eyeing move for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare.

The 20-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The France international joined Lille from PSG on a free transfer in July 2017. His contract expires in the summer of 2020.

Boubakary Soumare
Boubakary Soumare

Soumare has played 52 times for Lille since signing from PSG, scoring one goal.

The 20-year-old has long been touted as one of France’s most promising young talents.

Boubakary Soumare has represented France at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 33 caps.

The France international has impressed in Ligue 1 this season and is starting to attract the interest of bigger clubs.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær wants to sign a new midfielder and Soumare is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

Manchester United have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.

Manchester United
Manchester United

Solskjær is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him next summer.

Boubakary Soumare would provide a good variety to Manchester United’s midfield.

According to Tribalfootball, “Manchester United are eyeing Lille youngster Boubakary Soumare as a replacement Paul Pogba next summer. ESPN says the 20-year-old has impressed in Ligue 1 this season and, with his contract expiring this summer, the Old Trafford side have sent scouts to track his progress. A number of Champions League clubs have registered their interest in the France Under-21 international, whose rangy style has drawn comparisons with Pogba. Soumare has featured for the club in the Champions League this season against Valencia and Chelsea.”


Lille are reluctant to let Soumare go, but a big enough bid could persuade them to sell.

Signing the 20-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Solskjær.

Manchester United fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Manchester United come calling for Soumare next summer.

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