Manchester United need to strengthen their midfield this winter.
The latest reports in England suggest that Marseille defensive midfielder Boubacar Kamara is interesting Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick.
The 22-year-old defensive midfielder has played all his life at Marseille. He has made his way through the youth system at the French club and made his senior debut in 2016. His contract at Marseille is set to expire at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.
The midfielder has featured in 19 matches this term, netting one goal in all competitions.
The 22-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in France. Kamara has represented France at Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 48 caps.
He will be high in demand this winter, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Marseille this term.
Ralf Rangnick wants to sign a new defensive midfielder and Kamara is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. United have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.
The Red Devils are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.
The Ligue 1 player is highly talented and he has a big future ahead of himself. His versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.
According to the report, “Manchester United are showing interest in Marseille contract rebel Boubacar Kamara. The midfielder is a target for interim boss Ralf Rangnick, per The Athletic. United have been linked with Amadou Haidara from RB Leipzig, along with Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips. However, Karama is emerging as an option, given he is out of contract in the summer. He could be available for a modest fee in January, and Rangnick will run the rule over him in the coming weeks.”
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If United can agree on a fee with Marseille, the deal should be easy to complete.
Marseille are on the weaker side of negotiations due to Kamara’s contract situation. The Red Devils will be eyeing a cut-price deal for the defensive midfielder since he will be out of contract in 2022.
Good signing for Manchester United?
If Kamara is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Manchester United.
Boubacar Kamara is still quite young and he will only get better with experience. He would be a good long term investment for United.
Manchester United should do everything in their power to sign the in-demand Kamara, who has all the qualities to be a success at the club.
If Rangnick sees him as the right man for his side, Manchester United should quickly make a move to fend off interest from other clubs.
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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.