Man Utd ‘focusing on’ Wan-Bissaka replacement – Premier League star among three ‘on the list’

Lewis Oldham
Man utd keen to sell Wan-Bissaka

According to reports, Man Utd are now ‘focusing on’ finding a replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and they have three players ‘on their list’.

The Red Devils paid an initial £45m to sign Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.

The right-back performed well initially but he was among the players who struggled last term.

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Erik ten Hag has took over at United ahead of next season. He has made it clear that he does not intend to use Wan-Bissaka. 

Football Transfers are reporting that Man Utd ‘first need to move on Wan-Bissaka’ before they sign a new right-back.

The English club are looking to ‘focus their attention’ on signing a right-back, with Denzel Dumfries, Achraf Hakimi and Kyle Walker-Peters all ‘on the list’.

Dumfries is considered to be a ‘cheaper option’ and Inter Milan are ‘open’ to letting him go this summer.

As for Hakimi, it is considered ‘very likely’ that he will be ‘too costly’ for United. The report notes that Walker-Peters is ‘included’ on their list of targets, but he is ‘not as high up’ as Dumfries or Hakimi.

Meanwhile, Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand is getting more and more excited about the signing Lisandro Martinez after “hearing” positive things.

Ferdinand likes what he has been hearing in recent days with the Ajax defender known for his leadership qualities and putting demands on other players.

“The more I’ve looked into him and the vibes and the stories I’m hearing and the mutterings from different people – it gets better,” Ferdinand said on his Vibe with Five YouTube channel.

“I listened to an interview with Jurrien Timber, the young player that United were looking to sign, the centre back Martinez played alongside at Ajax.

“He was saying, ‘When I’m not on my game and a bit out of concentration, Martinez always shouts at me, he always swears at me in in his language and gets me going.’

“I’ve been shouting about the character element for a long time and from what I’m hearing from various people, Timber being one of them, is that he has the character.

“He’s a leader. He [makes] demands of other people and he’s somebody who wants to get physical and very aggressive but who can also play.”