Italian outlet Sport Mediaset recently reported that Manchester United are amongst the clubs that could sign unsettled Juventus defender Medhi Benatia in January.
The 31-year-old is apparently frustrated with his current lack of game time in Turin and may well opt to force an exit from the Allianz Stadium during the upcoming winter window.
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Despite his lack of regular football for the Old Lady, the 55-cap Morocco international remains a top class player with bags of elite level experience, which includes winning titles in Italy with his current club and in Germany with Bayern Munich.
However, whilst Jose Mourinho certainly needs to improve the Red Devils’ defensive contingent, 6ft 2in colossus Benatia is not the ideal target to bring to Old Trafford.
United need a long-term solution to their defensive woes, whereas Benatia would merely represent a stop-gap, and on his own may not be enough to improve the Premier League club’s fortunes at the back.
Plenty of United fans agree that signing the 6’2” centre-back in January is not the way to go, with 58% of those who voted in our poll opposed to a pursuit of Benatia. See the full results below.