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Manchester United preparing move for Nice left-back Melvin Bard

Manchester United haa set its sights on securing the services of talented defender Melvin Bard, according to reports from the London Evening Standard.

The left-back, currently plying his trade for Ligue 1 outfit Nice, has emerged as a prime target for the English giants.

Bard’s journey to Nice began in 2021 when he made the switch from Lyon in a deal valued at 3 million euros. Since then, the young defender has made significant strides in his career, establishing himself as a key figure in Nice’s defensive setup.

Throughout the ongoing season, Bard has featured prominently for Nice, making 28 appearances and showcasing his versatility by contributing 2 assists to his team’s cause. His consistent performances have not gone unnoticed, with speculation mounting regarding a potential call-up to the French national team for the upcoming Euros.

Melvin Bard
Melvin Bard

Despite his primary role as a defender, Bard is known for his ability to make an impact in advanced positions on the field. His attacking prowess adds an extra dimension to his game, making him a valuable asset for any team seeking offensive impetus from the backline.

The interest from Manchester United signals a significant development in Bard’s burgeoning career, with talks reportedly underway between the two clubs. The prospect of joining one of the biggest clubs in English football is undoubtedly an enticing one for the 23-year-old defender.

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Fueling speculation further is the shared connection between Nice and Manchester United through influential figure Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who holds significant stakes in both clubs. This shared ownership adds an intriguing dynamic to the negotiations and could potentially facilitate Bard’s transition to the Premier League.

As Bard continues to impress with his performances on the pitch, the clamor for his signature is only likely to intensify. With the Euros on the horizon, the young defender has an added incentive to showcase his abilities on the international stage, further enhancing his appeal to potential suitors.

Manchester United
Manchester United

For Manchester United, securing the services of Melvin Bard would represent a significant coup as they look to bolster their defensive options.

With talks ongoing between the two clubs, all eyes will be on the outcome of negotiations as Bard’s future hangs in the balance amidst growing interest from the English giants.

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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.

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