Manchester United ‘Very Interested’ In Signing €75m-Rated Giovani Lo Celso

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Manchester United seem to be set on midfield pursuits at the present state of the window.

In Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, the Red Devils have secured the crucial attacking and right-back requirements but a host of other troubles still plague them.

The centre-back is the obvious hole that they have to plug but they are still facing trouble on that end, following through among the woes that worried them early on.

However, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer allegedly looking to replace Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini in the middle, many midfielders have popped up on their radar.

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As per Marca via SportWitness, United are very interested in signing Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis. The 23-year-old Argentine midfielder has been heavily linked with Tottenham but the price that the La Liga side wants to sell him at is proving to be a roadblock.

Betis is reportedly holding out for a sum in the range of €70-75 million after prior reports claiming that Spurs lowballed their early estimate, allegedly refusing to budge from the €40 million mark. The exposure the player has gotten in the Copa America could play a huge factor in this saga.

However, the United angle is certainly interesting given that the club is strongly inkling towards securing deals for Sean Longstaff and Bruno Fernandes, as per reports.

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While the Portuguese midfielder is expected to be a saga that may drag out, Longstaff is increasingly being hyped as Solskjaer’s next signing.

The 23-year-old Celso also doesn’t factor well into the ‘young British’ players that the club is believed to be focusing on, but neither is Fernandes, for that matter.

In style, Celso is an attacking midfielder with a penchant for dribbling and long balls and is also adept at driving the play forward. It is also possible that the United are looking at a possible Paul Pogba replacement in him.