Manchester United have reportedly been told that an offer of €25m (approximately £22.1m) could be enough to sign Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker this month, and Red Devils fans have been quick to have their say on the potential addition.
The Mirror reported in August that United had made an enquiry for the 22-year-old after he impressed against them in the Europa League last season, but no move materialised as Jose Mourinho signed Nemanja Matic from Chelsea instead.
However, the Portuguese boss could choose to reignite his interest in the Belgium international – who is able to play as a defensive midfielder or as a centre-back – following the latest comments of the Belgian outfit’s general manager Herman van Holsbeeck, who told Belgian media outlet DH: “If there’s €25m or €30m on the table, it [a move] can be done, yes.”
Man United supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the update, and while one said the player would be the “perfect replacement for Matic” in the future, another said “I’d rather Dendoncker than Lucas Moura” with the club also being linked with the Brazilian winger.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Smashing player. Sign him and loan him back till the summer
— John Naughton (@johnsham78) January 11, 2018
thats a bargain for him, would let tuanzebe go to them on loan till the end of the season. perfect replacement for matic and he is just 22
— Francois (@Fr3nch316) January 11, 2018
£25m for Dendoncker is an absolute steal in today’s market. We should be all over that. #MUFC
— Brandon (@FootBoIa) January 10, 2018
I’d definitely take him. Can play CB too.
— SAMCRO (@VinceVega7) January 10, 2018
— Jack Fawcus (@FawcusJack) January 10, 2018
I’d rather dendoncker than Lucas Moura #mufc
— S3AN (@AkaHatrick) January 10, 2018