Manchester United are set to make a sensible move for Sevilla Defender Jules County As a potential replacement Harry Maguire, According to reports.
The Red Devils broke the world-record transfer fee for the defender when he signed Maguire from Leicester City in 2019 on an £ 80m deal.
The 28-year-old center-back has been a crucial part of Ole Gunnar Soulsjer’s plans at Old Trafford, but his form for United has fallen significantly this season.
According to Todofichages, United is keeping an eye on the county and may be ready to move for him in the January transfer window.
The Red Devils are keen to correct their fragile defense and have identified the 23-year-old French center-back as the new defensive partner for Rafael Varane, who will sign for the summer.
Varane, who is out with a hamstring injury, arrived at Old Trafford with teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho.
Counte is under contract with Sevilla until 2024, but the La Liga club play hardball with United on transfer fees.
“Yeah, a little bit, but now I’m dealing with it,” he told Telefoot.
United reported the possibility of meeting the Spanish team’s demands by triggering the county’s release clause, which is believed to be £ 68m.
The Red Devils lost 2-0 at Old Trafford before the international break from Manchester City.
United are sixth in the Premier League and have lost four to five points in the top four, putting pressure on the under-fire Soulsjerk.
The Red Devils return to Premier League action on Nov. 20 at Vicarage Road against Watford.