Man Utd in ‘pole position’ to sign Newcastle linked star for ‘reduced fee’

Lewis Oldham
Man Utd linked Kamara

Man Utd are in “pole position” to sign Marseille and France U21 midfielder Boubacar Kamara, according to reports.

The Red Devils are admirers of the midfielder, who has also been linked with a move to Newcastle United. 

Kamara came through the ranks at Marseille and he has played 100 times for his boyhood club in Ligue 1.

Man Utd told to ditch Rice pursuit and use £120m to sign three

The 22-year-old’s future is in doubt as his current contract is set to expire later this year.

Marca are reporting that Barcelona, Real Madrid and West Ham have also expressed their interest in Kamara.

They add that Man Utd are in “pole position” to sign him. The report adds that United “want to secure Kamara’s services during the winter window for a reduced fee”.

Elsewhere, Gary Neville has reacted to Manchester United’s weekend victory over West Ham:

“Very good week. Tough games, games you would think United would win but with the way they’ve been playing you’re not quite sure anymore,” Neville said on his Sky Sports podcast.

“They rode their luck against Brentford and yesterday you saw something happening. Ralf Rangnick comes out of this week stronger than he started.

“I think people are backing him. I think he feels stronger and more in control than he was two weeks ago.

“The goal in the last minute is a big one for the club and for the scorer. It was really important for Rashford.

“There were a lot of questions being asked of Marcus Rashford. I don’t think it’s fair when people say he’s distracted as soon as he has a difficult patch.

“That’s the easy thing to say. It’s easy to point to the off-field stuff. But it was a big thing for him.

“It brought him joy and that’s the most important thing for a footballer, passion and joy. You don’t have to walk around with a smile on your face but you want to see joy or passion or fire.

“I don’t want to see that face of nothing. I think Marcus in the last couple of months or so, he’s just looked drained of energy and spirit. And that can’t happen.

“You need emotion. It was a big moment for him and hopefully now that gives him the confidence to rise, puff his chest out and do the stuff that he can do because he’s an excellent forward.”