Anderlecht star Leander Dendoncker could be on the move this summer, according to his agent.
The midfielder is apparently keen on a move to Manchester United, who have scouted him ever since his displays against them in the Europa League quarter-finals. He put up a spectacular performance in both legs, not missing a single minute and even scoring once in the first.
According to reports, United got in touch with the player’s representatives soon after the conclusion of the first leg, and he is said to be keen on the transfer taking place. The 22-year-old may be forced to wait another summer though, as the Red Devils are currently stacked up in midfield.
The likes of Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick, and Marouane Fellaini make up United’s midfield, while Nemanja Matic has just arrived from Chelsea, and Andreas Pereira will hope to have more of a say in the first-team set up in the upcoming season.
With Carrick set to retire at the end of the current season and Fellaini edging closer to an Old Trafford exit with interest from Turkey looming large, United could have a couple of spaces up for grabs in the 2018-2019 season. Hence, a move for Dendoncker would probably make a lot more sense if it takes place next summer.
However, the player’s agent, Christophe Henrotay, has admitted that his client is seeking a new challenge, and could leave the Belgian outfit this summer.
“Anderlecht want to keep him but the kid wants a new challenge,” Henrotay told Foot Mercato.”We’ll see if we can find an agreement with the club, but that seems difficult.”
The Belgian has also attracted interest from Everton, PSG, RB Leipzig, and AC Milan.
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