Manchester United won’t meet Jules Kounde release clause

Manchester United are reportedly monitoring Sevilla defender Jules Kounde ahead of the summer transfer window.

But according to the Daily Mail, it sounds like the Red Devils are unsure about paying too much for Kounde, with Sevilla likely to demand around £68m for his signature.

The talented 22-year-old looks a huge talent worth investing in, especially as we look at the team and need to bolster its defence if we want to challenge for all the major honours.

My biggest issue here is that it reads like United are trying the same thing again and hoping that this time there is a different outcome. Ed Woodward and co are happy to spend the entire transfer market praying clubs will suddenly lower their valuations for players, but Borussia Dortmund were never going to do that last year and I don’t see why Sevilla should this time around.

Kounde is their star at the back and everyone knows United need a top class defender to come in and sort out the mess at the back.

Victor Lindelof has never been the right match for Maguire, but the Swede’s time at the club won’t end because of a new signing coming through the door.

The first defender they need to get rid of this year is Phil Jones.

Kounde has been very good in La Liga this season and we could see him make a big move in the summer.

We’re still hoping a switch to Old Trafford is on the cards.

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