Prem interest in Medina, but Man Utd have not even scouted defender

Date published: Monday 25th January 2021 4:32 - Matthew Briggs

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RC Lens defender Facundo Medina is not a target for Manchester United and no bid has been lodged, according to a report.

Last week United are reportedly poised to make an opening bid of €12m for Medina.

According to La Voix du Nord, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had identified the Argentine as the perfect recruit.

La Voix du Nord claimed United had ‘very seriously asked’ Lens about the prospects of a January deal for Medina. Furthermore, United were readying an opening €12m bid.

However, the talk has been dismissed by StrettyNews.

The Manchester United site report “there has been no contact between the two clubs at all”.

They claim a source close to the player has revealed that United have not enquired about Medina nor has the 21-year-old been scouted by United.



Premier League interest

However, the source do claim there has been rival Premier League interest in the player. In fact “several top-six clubs in England’s top-flight have recently made an enquiry to RC Lens”.

Those clubs remain interested and are monitoring the player’s progress.

The defender only arrived from Club Atlético Talleres in the summer for just over €3m. But he has quickly established himself as one of Ligue 1’s best defenders.

Lens’ manager Franck Haise has hinted a decision to sell the player would not be made by himself.

Speaking in a press conference last Tuesday (via Sport Witness), he said: “Can we lose Medina this winter? We can lose any player at the moment because it’s an open transfer window. This goes beyond me.”

A decision made by club chiefs would be one likely made with financial interests at heart, seemingly indicating a sale could be on the cards given Medina’s rapidly rising value.

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