The Red Devils appear to have a genuine interest in signing Benoit Badiashile this summer.
According to multiple reports emanating from France, Manchester United have joined Sevilla in race for Monaco centre-back Benoit Badiashile. He has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The 21-year-old’s contract at Monaco is set to expire at the end of the 2023/24 campaign.
The centre-back finished the 2021/22 season with a tally of one goal and one assist from 34 matches across all competitions.
He has long been touted as one of France’s most promising young talents. Badiashile has represented France at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 44 caps.
His impressive performances last season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Erik ten Hag wants to sign a new centre-back and Benoit Badiashile is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Red Devils have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.
Manchester United are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The 21-year-old is a very comfortable defender and has qualities which would improve the Manchester United’s backline. He is often quick to scan the danger and is not shy of getting stuck in with some well-timed tackles to help secure possession back for his side.
According to the report, “Manchester United are interested in Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile. However the Ligue 1 side are demanding a fee of at least €50m for the highly rated 21-year-old. Sevilla are also keen as they prepare to sell Jules Kounde to Barcelona. United manager Erik ten Hag has already purchased Lisandro Martinez from his former club Ajax but amid claims United are looking to offload the likes of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones another addition may be needed.”
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Manchester United will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Monaco to the negotiating table. They have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
Monaco are preparing to sell their centre-back should they receive a massive offer for him.
Good signing for Manchester United?
Undoubtedly, Benoit Badiashile would be a fantastic recruit for Manchester United.
He has all the skillset required to be a success story at Manchester United. Therefore, it makes sense for Ten Hag to step up his attempts to bring the France centre-back to Premier League side.
Manchester United fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see if United can beat their rivals to the centre-back’s signature.
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Would Benoit Badiashile be a good signing for Manchester United?
Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.