Man Utd add £30m Liverpool target to their summer hit list

Date published: Wednesday 16th May 2018 7:09

Jose Mourinho has added Atletico Madrid right-back Sime Vrsaljko to his list of summer taagets, according to a report.

Manchester United are looking to add a left-back and a right-back to their squad this summer and 26-year-old Vrsaljko is now under consideration because he can cover at left-back, report the Daily Mail.

Predominantly a right full-back the Croatia international has made 28 appearances and claimed five assists, helping Diego Simeone’s men into the final of the Europa League.

He was red carded after just 10 minutes against Arsenal in the Europa League semi-final, but he has impressed for Simeone’s men and the Daily Mail claim Atletico would want £30million for him.

United may well be looking for a cheaper alternative to put competition on Antonio Valencia, but his versatility could prove crucial to Mourinho.

Liverpool contacted Atletico to check on the January availability of Vrsaljko, according to the Corrierre dello Sport.

The La Liga club though were not keen on selling the former Genoa and Sassuolo, who signed for £14.5million in 2016.

“Vrsaljko is an Atletico Madrid player and I expect him to remain an Atletico Madrid player in 2018 too,” Cerezo told Radio CRC.

 

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