Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Leicester City right-back Ricardo Pereira.
The Portugal international has been an integral part of the Foxes’ squad since joining them from Porto, scoring four goals and providing nine assists in 58 appearances across all competitions, but do Man Utd really need another option at right-back?
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has looked at home since joining from Crystal Palace and could easily be our first choice right-back for the next 10-years. It would be ridiculous to spend another fortune on a player in the same position when other departments need addressing first.
There’s also Diogo Dalot, who we almost forgot about due to being absent with injury for so long, in need of game time to develop.
But according to Le 10sport in France, United are interested in signing Pereira who is currently valued at €40m (via Transfermarkt). The report also suggests that PSG and a few Italian clubs are tracking the defender.
The 26-year-old wouldn’t be a starter if he switched Leicester for United, so this deal doesn’t even make sense for the player — let alone the Reds!
He’d have a better chance of starting at PSG with Thomas Meunier being his competition.