What is the most recent Manchester United transfer rumor?
The Red Devils appear to be looking for a new defender to join Mason Mount, Andre Onana, and Rasmus Hojlund, who have already arrived at Old Trafford. However, the club must sell before making their next move, with midfielders Donny van de Beek and Fred potentially on their way out.
Former captain Harry Maguire is another player on his way out of Manchester. West Ham have secured an agreement in principle for roughly £30 million, but the defender still needs to discuss personal issues over a move to the London Stadium.
A new defender to replace Maguire appears to be in the works, and the versatile Benjamin Pavard of Bayern Munich appears to be a possibility. On Wednesday, Fabrizio Romano stated that Pavard was one of three names under consideration.
“Manchester United have three options for a new center back.” Possible replacements for Maguire include Benjamin Pavard, Jean Clair Todibo, and Edmond Tapsoba.”
Sky Sports reporter Florian Plettenberg took to X to provide an update on Pavard, claiming that positive Man United conversations have occurred and that the Red Devils are the favorites to sign him.
“Manchester United is currently the favorite in the poker game for Benjamin Pavard!” Pavard can definitely see himself joining #MUFC if Ten Hag wants him to.
Concrete negotiations are ongoing and are going well. Price estimate: around €30 million. Tuchel wishes to retain him. Pavard wishes to leave Bayern Munich. It would be a huge blow to the club.”
Who exactly is Benjamin Pavard?
Pavard, who is in the final year of his Bayern Munich contract, is primarily a right-back but can also play center-back. The 27-year-old has won the World Cup and the Champions League during his career and has made over 250 club appearances, more than 100 of which have come as a centre-back.
The player is likewise full of confidence, claiming that he is a better and more complete right-back than Liverpool’s Trent Alexander Arnold and Paris Saint-Germain’s Archaf Hakimi, but that he is naturally a centre-back.
“I play as a central defender.” This has always been my favorite place to be, where I feel most at ease and enjoy myself the most. This is where I am most comfortable. In this role, I believe we will see more of my qualities.
“The great coaches put me on the right side because they believe in my abilities.” I’ve always been a holder with Deschamps. It’s not because of my lovely eyes or hair that he trusts me. He is aware of my strengths. After that, I need to improve in specific areas: I need to take more risks and initiatives, which I am aware of and working on on a daily basis.
“First and foremost, a defender must defend well.” Pavard may be less glamorous than Hakimi on paper, Arnold, but I believe I am more complete defensively.”
As a result, a Man United move for Pavard may be a wise one, as he would not only present an option to rivals Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez, but he could also challenge Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and the Red Devils appear to be working on a deal.