Manchester United leading the race for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria

Denis Zakaria is a target for Manchester United in the summer transfer window.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Manchester United are leading the race for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria.

The 23-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The Switzerland international was signed by Borussia Monchengladbach in July 2017 from Young Boys for a fee of 12 million euros.

Denis Zakaria
Denis Zakaria

Since his arrival from Young Boys, Zakaria has scored 8 goals and provided 6 assists in 96 games for Borussia, including two goals and two assists in 31 games in all competitions this season.

The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Switzerland. As a member of Switzerland national football team, Zakaria won 28 caps and he scored 3 goals.

The Switzerland international has impressed in the Bundesliga this season and is starting to attract the interest of bigger clubs.

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

Denis Zakaria has been long term target of Ole Gunnar Solskjær as the manager look to bolster his midfield options for the next season.

The 23-year-old can play multiple positions in midfield.

According to the report, “Manchester United are stepping up their interest in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria. Sky Deutschland says United are leading the race to snap up Zakaria. The Red Devils could allow fellow anchor man Nemanja Matic to leave in the summer once his contract expires, with Paul Pogba also linked to an exit. But Zakaria, who signed for the Germans in 2017, has insisted that he will pay no attention to his future until the summer. The 6ft 2ins defensive midfielder can also play in central defence and has been rated at around £43million.”

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Borussia would be wise to keep the Switzerland international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.

Signing the 23-year-old 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 whether Manchester United will make their move during the summer transfer window.

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