According to reports, one player is eager to join Manchester United when they look to add a center-back in 2024.
This season, Manchester United’s defense has been put to the test, and they have had to rely on 35-year-old free agent Jonny Evans to step in.
According to Fabrizio Romano, who spoke to The United Stand, Manchester United will make an effort to sign a new center-back in 2024, maybe in the coming summer or in January.
The major target, Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo, is eager to depart, the transfer insider has stated.
L’Equipe reported that Manchester United was interested in signing Jean-Clair Todibo in the summer, but a deal fell through because the Red Devils invested their transfer budget in other areas.
Talks with Todibo reportedly took place, and the player is still optimistic about a future trade, according to Romano.
“Todibo is a player on Manchester United’s roster already since June or July, and they had very positive player-side conversations,” he clarified.
“According to what I’m hearing right now, Todibo still has a strong desire to join Manchester United.
The chance to play in the Premier League is what really draws him in. He is a costly athlete.
He continues to be a player that the United scouring department values, though not the only one.
When Juventus made an inquiry about Todibo in the summer, Romano said, they received a quote of almost £40 million.
While Jean-Clair Todibo has maintained that he was happy to remain where he was, he has acknowledged that he had chats.
Maxifoot cited him as saying, “I’m glad to have stayed honestly. One of the possibilities was to stay in Nice, and I’m delighted here.
“The club has greatly benefited me.” I could have done better elsewhere. Like any other human, I listened to what they had to say. “would have done, it was really good opportunities. However, I feel terrific here and staying in Nice is perfect for me.
Even though Todibo may feel in private that he would leap at the chance to sign with Manchester United, you would expect him to state this publicly.