Man United open talks with 24-year-old’s representatives, player ready to join

Manchester United are looking to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Bayern Munich before the summer transfer window closes.

According to journalist Florian Plettenberg, Manchester United have now opened talks with the player’s representatives regarding a move. They have already gathered information regarding the 24-year-old central defender over the last few days and it will be interesting to see if they follow it up with an official proposal now.

Bayern Munich are ready to sell the player for a suitable offer, and the defender is open to joining Manchester United as well. The Red Devils are yet to approach the Bundesliga outfit regarding a move for the Netherlands international and the two clubs are yet to begin negotiations.

Matthijs de Ligt would be a quality addition

It is no secret that Manchester United need to bring in a quality central defender and the 24-year-old would be a superb acquisition. He has played under Erik ten Hag in the past and a reunion would be ideal for all parties. De Ligt is well versed with the Dutch manager’s philosophy and tactics. He should be able to settle in quickly and make an immediate impact at Old Trafford.

Manchester United looked vulnerable at the back last season and they conceded 58 goals in 38 league appearances. They will have to tighten up defensively if they want to win major trophies.

Raphael Varane has recently left the club upon the expiry of his contract and he will need to be replaced adequately as well. Manchester United must invest in a quality defender this summer and the Dutch international defender seems like the ideal acquisition for them.

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