Manchester United Considering Making An Offer For Napoli Defender

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Manchester United are considering making an offer for Napoli defender Elseid Hysaj, according to reports.

Elseid Hysaj left Empoli to join Napoli in a €5million move in 2015, and has since made 76 appearances in the two seasons he has spent at the Stadio San Paolo outfit so far.

In fact, the 23-year-old is currently enjoying a terrific campaign, thanks to which he is being regarded as one of the best right-backs in Serie A.

The versatile full-back, who can play on both right as well as left side of the defence, has been attracting interest from all across the continent, with Premier League giants Manchester United also rumoured to be interested in his services.

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With Matteo Darmian looking set to make a return to Italy, and the futures of Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, and Ashley Young very much in doubt, Antonio Valencia remains the only full-back guaranteed to stay with the Red Devils post-summer.

Jose Mourinho’s squad lacks both quality and depth in defense, especially in the full-back department, which is why the Portuguese will make an attempt to lure Elseid Hysaj to the Theatre of Dreams in the upcoming transfer window, reports Goal.

However, with the Albanian international having recently signed a new contract with Napoli, which consists of a buyout clause worth €50m (£42.7m), Manchester United will certainly have to cough up big money for the youngster’s services.

Hysaj’s agent, Mario Giuffredi, recently spoke about his client’s future, stating (via Football Italia): “Hysaj renewed in September. If important offers come where we all feel it’s convenient to discuss them then we’ll evaluate them.

“But I think Napoli want to fight for the Scudetto, meaning they won’t be deprived of Hysaj. They’ll make investments to fight for the Scudetto. Of course, only if [Maurizio] Sarri stays to continue the project started two years ago.”


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