Solskjaer advances with tempting defender bid, but Man Utd deal in doubt

Date published: Saturday 12th September 2020 1:28

Sergio Reguilon Sevilla

Manchester United have made their move for Sergio Reguilon by offering the Real Madrid full-back a four-year deal, according to a report.

United are keen on finding another wing-back before the October transfer deadline to bolster their ranks. Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly unsure about Luke Shaw’s ability to stay fit.

Reguilon, 23, has emerged as a top target in recent weeks and the latest reports claim United have hope over a deal.

Initially, the Red Devils were unwilling to negotiate while Madrid insisted on a buy-back clause for the left-back. However, Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane has reportedly offered to drop that stance.

And with United now able to get a deal on their terms, AS (via Sport Witness) claims the Old Trafford club have made their move.

United have reportedly offered Reguilon a four-year deal, the proposal led by Solskjaer. The Norwegian manager’s “attractive” offer includes a place in next season’s Champions League squad and the promise of playing at the club’s iconic stadium.

However, a dilemma involving Sevilla “floods” Reguilon’s head, AS adds.

 

 

The Spaniard enjoyed a successful loan spell with the LaLiga side last season, helping them achieve Europa League glory. And he is considering either another loan, or a permanent move, to Julen Lopetegui’s side.

What’s more, another loan spell could boost Reguilon’s chances of making it at Madrid – the “club of his life”.

A move to Sevilla is also beginning to sway Reguilon due to his relationship with Lopetegui. The head coach has full faith in his ability, unlike Zidane.

It is unclear how much game time he would receive in the Spanish capital, with Ferland Mendy and Marcelo ahead of him in the pecking order.

 

MAN UTD MAKE DEMANDS FOR UNWANTED DUO CLEAR

Meanwhile, United reportedly want to make a combined £27.7million for the sales of Diogo Dalot and Marcos Rojo.

Dalot, who has barely featured of late, would end up as third choice at full-back if another player signed.

Rojo’s future is also unclear, after his arrival back from a loan with Estudiantes in his native Argentina.

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