Gossip: Man United target two defenders; Rodon to Spurs

Date published: Wednesday 14th October 2020 7:28

Man United have Jules Kounde and Pau Torres on their centre-half shortlist while Spurs will sign Swansea man.


Manchester United could strengthen at centre-half this January if their defence does not improve, according to ESPN. But a move is ‘likely to rely on United moving on at least two of the centre-backs already at Old Trafford’, namely Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo. Surely the former could join a Championship club this week?

United apparently have two ideas for the centre-half position – Frenchman Jules Kounde of Sevilla and Spaniard Pau Torres of Villarreal. Neither would come cheap, with Kounde valued at around £60m by his club. Torres has long been linked with a move to Barcelona so a move to United might be quite low down on his list of potential options.



Tottenham are reportedly likely to sign Swansea centre-half Joe Rodon in a £15m deal before Friday’s EFL deadline. Football Insider claim that  Spurs are ahead of all competition to sign the Welshman, and are offering a variety of deals to get it over the line.

One option is to send fringe players down to south Wales, with one likely departure being Cameron Carter-Vickers, who has had a previous loan spell at Swansea.




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