Manchester United and Liverpool set to compete for Serie A defender
The – Liverpool rivalry will now also be prominent int the transfer window apart from the football field. According to the recent , both the clubs are interested in signing Verona’s star defender Marash Kumballa. Although Liverpool emerged victorious in the last meeting on the field, it’s quite difficult to predict the outcome of their battle in the market.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has been looking for a reliable option in defense since the beginning of 2020. On the other hand, Liverpool have had injury problems in their back four. The need for a centre-back is a secondary one for Jurgen Klopp as he already has some inspiring personalities in the defense at the moment. Whereas Solksjaer is keen on finding a partner in crime for the club captain Harry Maguire.
The Italian club Verona has placed a price tag of 25 million pounds on the Albanian centre-back who has been impressive in Serie A this season. They are currently on the sixth position in the league and are seriously considering offers for Kumballa.
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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have struggled in the Premier League this season. One of the primary reasons for their poor campaign has been the lack of manpower in their defense. Injuries have halted their progress on a frequent basis. It’s quite certain that they won’t be able to defend their league title.
Looking for a long-term option in the defense, Guardiola has his eyes set on Marash Kumballa, who has also sparked interest from the Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund. Some clubs from La Liga are also chasing the young defender. It’s only a matter of a few weeks till a summer move is finalized for him in advance.
Out of all the interested parties, Manchester United look the most likely to get his signature at the moment. Solksjaer is in a desperate need to bring in quality reinforcements for Manchester United’s campaign next season. Moreover, transfer funds have never been a significant problem for the Red Devils.
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