Manchester United have been linked with a move for Torino defender Gleison Bremer as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to add further reinforcements to his backline.
According to Italian outlet Fantacalcio (as relayed by TEAMtalk), the highly-rated 24-year-old is expected to depart the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino after deciding not to renew his contract with the Italian outfit.
Bremer’s current deal expires in 2023, meaning a sale, either in January or the following summer, may be the best solution for both parties.
The report also states that: “Many clubs like Gleison Bremer. As is well known, the central de Torino has long been in the sights of Jurgen Klopp, who in August 2018 had seen him stop Mané during a friendly match at Anfield.
“On him, there would also be the two Manchester (clubs), Inter and above all Juventus. In particular, Max Allegri, who saw Bremer in person at the derby on Saturday evening, would have asked the club to try to bring him to Juventus.”
It appears as though Solskjaer is set to face significant competition for the centre-back’s signature, meaning the Norwegian will have to move quickly in order to secure his transfer target.
The Brazilian has made a big impact at Torino since arriving in Serie A from his homeland back in 2018, scoring 11 goals and providing a further four assists in 84 appearances for the Bulls.
Bremer enjoyed a real breakout campaign during 2020/21, though, playing a pivotal part as his side narrowly avoided relegation from the top-flight.
As per WhoScored, the defender averaged 2.1 interceptions per league game last season and a whopping 4.1 clearances, bettering all of his teammate’s tallies in both metrics.
Bremer also managed highly respectable totals of 1.5 tackles and 0.6 blocks, placing him in the top four amongst his Torino colleagues, highlighting his top-class defensive qualities.
Although the £9m-rated beast perhaps isn’t as comfortable on the ball as elite-level centre-backs should be in the modern game – achieving a passing accuracy of just 82.7% last term – his ability to stop opposition attacks heavily outweigh his floors.
Therefore, United could strike gold by securing a bargain deal for Bremer, and Solskjaer would surely love to add another reliable defender to his ranks as he searches for some silverware. Just imagine him with Harry Maguire or Raphael Varane; it’s mouth-watering.