Manchester United certainly need a centre-back and Jules Kounde is a no-brainer – if they can do a deal.
It is no secret that Ole Gunnar failed to get the transfer business done that he wanted too over the summer transfer window, and failed to get the new defender that will come in and partner Harry Maguire at the back.
But with the January window just a few weeks away, there is now talk in the media that the Red Devils will step up their transfer business and get a few more deals done in the winter window, with Kounde now on the shopping list of the club.
The 21-year-old has been impressive since landing in Sevilla from Bordeaux last year, and his performances over the last 12 months has even led to reports suggesting that Manchester City were interested in getting a deal done.
He even admitted that it is high praise to get admiring glances from City, he was quoted on the SUN: “It’s part of my progression and I’m doing whatever it takes to make it happen.
“I was obviously happy [with City’s interest]. It would have been a good opportunity, but I’m in Seville and I’m very happy there.”
Agent Jonathan Kebe added: “Any footballer likes to talk about his game. Of course, it is a compliment that a club as important as Manchester City is interested in you.
“There was an offer, the club studied it, said ‘no’, and that’s it. There’s no more. We will never leave if Sevilla doesn’t want us to.”
Look, United missed out on signing a defender in the summer window, so if Solskjaer wants to keep his job and get United back challenging for trophies, then he needs to make sure that a classy defender is signed in january.
Is Kounde that man? he certainly has the talent.