Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels may be off limits but Manchester United could find better luck pursuing sturdy centre-back partner Neven Subotic.
The 25 year-old, linked with a Old Trafford switch on numerous occasions in the past, is rated equally highly at Westfalen, but missed the majority of last season through injury whilst former understudy Sokratis excelled in his absence.
A dependable, more passive centre-back than Hummels, Subotic often doesn’t get the credit he deserves. No doubt however, the Serbian international is one of Europe’s top defenders – just take a look at him in action last term:
Subotic’s pace, tackling ability and composure in possession particularly stands out. And despite injuries last season, the 6 foot 4 defender still produced consistent form, as detailed below:
That sideline bout however gives United a way in; Jurgen Klopp now has three high-quality centre-backs on his books and with just two years left on Subotic’s contract, could be convinced to part with the Serbian.