Manchester United eyeing Leicester center-back for a possible move this summer

Manchester United eyeing Leicester center-back for a possible move this summer

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Manchester United have been reportedly connected with Leicester defender Wesley Fofana as part of the club’s continuous quest for another center-back.

Fofana just joined Leicester the previous summer in a £36.5m bargain from Saint-Etienne, however the 20-year-old has appreciated an amazing debut season in the Premier League.

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It is French outlet Foot Mercato that claims there are eyes from Old Trafford on Fofana. There are also said to be other English clubs taking an interest, although they remain un-named in the report.

However, the problem for any potential suitor would be what fee Leicester demand. Because of his age, long-term potential and lengthy contract until 2025, the Foxes are in a very strong position and would value Fofana at the same price at which they sold Maguire to United 2019.

That potentially means an £80m valuation on Fofana, which is likely to be prohibitive in the current financial climate. That figure is more than either Kounde (£68m) or Torres (£52m) would cost, while Raphael Varane has also been valued at an estimated £60m.

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