The defensive department of the Manchester United squad needs quality additions this winter.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Manchester United are preparing mega offer for Malo Gusto.
The 19-year-old has come through the youth ranks of Olympique Lyon and has successfully managed to establish himself as a key member of their senior team. He is under contract at Lyon until the summer of 2024.
The right-back has one assist in 14 Ligue 1 games this season.
He has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in France. Gusto has represented France at Under-16, Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 13 caps and scoring one goal.
His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Erik ten Hag wants to sign a new right-back and Malo Gusto is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The France international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Ten Hag wants to target in the winter transfer window.
Manchester United will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the winter transfer window.
The 19-year-old has been a good servant for Lyon, and is a right-back who places himself in the right positions in defensive situations.
According to the report, “Olympique Lyon right-back Malo Gusto is being linked with Manchester United. Media Foot says United manager Erik ten Hag has been handed a huge boost in adding to his squad in January following reports that United’s board has given the green light to sign Gusto next month. The Dutchman is looking to add to his options in that area of the pitch in order to provide extra competition for Diogo Dalot, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka only being handed his first start of the season against Burnley on Wednesday. United are now ‘more and more preparing’ a move for Gusto and the board have ‘approved an amount nearing €30m (£26.4m)’ in order to convince Lyon to sell the 19-year-old next month.”
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It would take a huge offer from United to prise the 19-year-old right-back from Lyon.
The Ligue 1 giants are preparing to sell their right-back should they receive a massive offer for him.
Good signing for Manchester United?
Undoubtedly, he would be a fantastic recruit for Manchester United.
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
Erik ten Hag could be the perfect man to oversee the youngster’s development and get the best out of him at Old Trafford over the next few years.
How strong that interest is and whether United will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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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.