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Man Utd urged to launch surprise move for Premier League defender


Jermaine Jenas has urged Manchester United to bring in former Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen on a free transfer.

Jan spent eight successful years at Spurs, playing over 300 matches for the club and helping Mauricio Pochettino’s side reach the UCL final last season.

Vertonghen confirmed his departure from the north London side following the final round of Premier League fixtures and will now look to revive his professional career elsewhere.

A number of clubs across the continent are interested in signing the 33-year-old and former Spurs star Jermaine believes Manchester United should be looking to secure his signature.

Jenas told BBC Radio 5 Live: ‘I keep touting him around everywhere but I’m sorry, Jan Vertonghen on a free is the best free transfer centre half out there.

‘If you can get Harry Maguire back on the right side and get an actual ball-playing centre-half as a left-sider, that little dynamic may change things for them as well and he’s free.

‘Manchester United will know what they’re doing, they’ll have a plan but defensively they’re miles off it. I’ve played with him, I’ve watched him and on a free transfer, it just makes sense.’

Meanwhile, Wolverhampton Wanderers have allegedly set Raul Jimenez’s price tag at £72.5m amid reported interest from Manchester United and Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.

The 29-year-old star has starred for Wolves during his two campaigns at Molineux, contributing 43 goals in 96 appearances

Wolves are unwilling to sell Jimenez, but Corriere dello Sport states that they will consider selling if his large valuation is met and he asks to move.

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