Augsburg defender Philipp Max hopes to complete a dream move to Manchester United this summer.
Jose Mourinho is said to be interested in improving his defensive options in this transfer window. The Manchester United boss has already added Diogo Dalot to his ranks, with the youngster likely to replace Antonio Valencia in the coming seasons.
The Red Devils are now looking to sign a left-back ahead of next season. Mourinho isn’t happy with the performances shown by Luke Shaw over the past two seasons.
In fact, doubts have been raised on whether the Englishman will stay due to his strained relationship with the Portuguese boss, thereby pushing United to look at other options this summer.
Media reports believe that Alex Sandro is one of the top targets for United. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Mourinho is keen on adding the Brazilian in case Shaw leaves.
However, the Mancunian giants keep encountering roadblocks to broker a deal with the Juve star, which is why the Old Trafford outfit is preparing alternative options in case they fail to sign Sandro.
German left-back Philipp Max is one of the names linked with a move to Old Trafford.
The Augsburg defender provided 13 assists in 33 appearances in the Bundesliga last season. His performances weren’t enough to get him a spot on the flight to Russia, but they have surely caught the eyes of some top European clubs.
In fact, Max is intrigued by the possibility of joining his favourite club, as a source close to him shared some info to CalcioInsider.
“He is keen to move up in the career, he loves the Premier League and is ready to join Manchester United – his favourite club. Philipp is the best (left back in Germany) and at his peak now, Augsburg would want around €40m,” the source revealed.
The 24-year old’s contract with Augsburg runs until 2022. Philipp has shown his abilities in one of Europe’s top leagues, and would be a great addition to Mourinho’s squad this summer.