Manchester United are seemingly in pole position to complete the signing of RB Leipzig’s defender Nordi Mukiele after reports of having reached agreement on personal terms with agents of Mukiele.
That’s according to a recent report from French outlet Foot Mercato, who also claim the defender is wanted by as many as four top European footballing sides – with United included as favorites.
Mukiele, 24, first joined RB Leipzig from Ligue 1 side Marseille in 2018 in a deal worth just under £15m.
Since Mukiele’s arrival in Germany’s top-flight four years ago, the France international has gone on to impress with his versatility thought to be a big positive for several clubs monitoring his situation.
The 24-year-old is capable of playing as a centre-back on either side, as well as a right-back, or even a wing-back.
However, despite his commanding performances while with Domenico Tedesco’s side, with his deal set to expire at the end of next season, offers from Europe’s elite sides would make his stay at Leipzig far-fetched.
With Erik Ten Hag’s impending arrival, and Harry Maguire’s rumored tumultuous future at United, a deal with RB Leipzig for the Frenchman is seemingly plausible and is reportedly valued around £35m.
United are of course very much in need of a rebuild, top to bottom and that will pose huge questions over the 24-year-old’s character, given Ten Hag’s widely talked about football philosophy.