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Manchester United face transfer blow over Konrad Laimer

Manchester United could be faced with a big transfer blow as Erik ten Hag prepares to rejuvenate the squad following a terrible season.

What’s the word?

That’s according to transfer Guru Fabrizio Romano, who tweeted that Bayern Munich are preparing a bid of around £20m for RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer.

He said: “Julian Nagelsmann is pushing to sign Laimer – as Premier League top clubs are interested too. He’s out of contract in 2023.”

Julen Nagelsmann is pushing to sign the player ahead of next season and this is a major blow to Manchester United, who seem to be falling behind other clubs in their pursuit of the highly-rated talent.

Transfer blow for ten Hag

Man United are set to target a new midfielder, with constant rumours of Paul Pogba leaving the club on the expiration of his contract in the summer gathering pace.

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This would leave a gaping hole in the middle of the Red Devils’ midfield and Laimer could be a cut-price addition to the squad which would give ten Hag funds to splash the cash on other problem areas.

The Austrian has scored four goals and provided a further four assists in 25 Bundesliga matches this season, which is three more strikes than Pogba during the campaign.

In addition to scoring more goals than the Frenchman, Laimer offers a more solid set of defensive stats too, making almost double the number of tackles (39 to 20), fewer fouls (42 to 45), and more blocks (27 to 16).

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Granted the France international can be one of the finest players on the planet when in form, but it has never materialised at Old Trafford during his disappointing six-year stint and it looks like it’s time to part ways.

The Austrian, judging by the stats, could be a perfect replacement if Pogba does leave the club. If the price being quoted by Romano is true, then United should grab the opportunity before Bayern Munich, or it would be a big disappointment.

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