Paul Scholes urges Solskjaer to make move for Leicester City defender

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has urged his old club side to go all out to sign Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana.

Fofana, 20, joined Leicester City last summer after making a £31.5m switch from Ligue 1 outfit Saint Etienne.

Since his arrival to the Premier League, the young French defender is quickly emerging as one of the league’s most promising talents and Scholes thinks United should make a move for him at some point.

Speaking to ESPN ahead of Sunday’s mega-clash against Liverpool, Scholes hailed Leicester City’s Fofana.

“As a back-four, I worry about how good they really are,” the footballer turned pundit said. “At full-back, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is just about defending, which is fine for a game at Liverpool, but I’m not sure what Luke Shaw brings to the team.

“In the middle, Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] still has to find Harry Maguire’s best partner. Eric Bailly has pace, but he is rash and picks up too many injuries. 

“Victor Lindelof plays the position better and seems to be Ole’s preferred option, but again, he is not totally convincing.

“If I was Ole and could sign a defender this month, I’d go for Wesley Fofana at Leicester.

“He’s only 20, but he has been outstanding and he has the potential to be anything he wants to be.

“United have done okay at the back this season, but they have been exposed when playing against the big teams, and that’s another problem they need to solve.”

United need to bolster their defence in the summer, but Eric Bailly has come back into the team and performed brilliantly in recent weeks. It’s also the perfect time for the Ivorian to show his worth to the team after spending a lot of his time at United in the treatment room.

Nobody has ever doubted Bailly’s ability to defend — but it doesn’t help getting serious injuries every season.

Hopefully this is a matter of Bailly turning a corner in his career for the greater good.

Fofana is contracted to Leicester City until 2025.

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  1. United paid £80m to Leicester for a guy with the speed of a donkey two years ago, so how much for this guy?

  2. Yet again manure linked with ANOTHER Leicester City player ? Ffs do your own bloody scouting for once. Pathetic..

    No chance Fofana leaves in the next 2 years at least. And will cost north of £100,000,000 when he does.

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