Transfer Focus: Denzel Dumfries needed if Solskjaer wants attack-minded full-backs

Manchester United are interested in signing PSV full-back Denzel Dumfries this summer, as reported by The Sun.

What’s the story?

Ashley Young, for all his experience and commitment, was an obvious weak point in the Man United team last season and right-back is one of the positions that clearly needs strengthened by the club this summer.

The paper say that Denzel Dumfries has had strong recommendations from Old Trafford scouts and could be available for as little as £25m, which compared to other targets like Thomas Meunier and Aaron Wan-Bissaka makes him something of a bargain.

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer eyeing young talents he can help develop at Old Trafford, the 23-year-old ticks plenty of boxes.

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What would he offer United?

Dumfries may still be young but he’s been a regular in the Dutch top-flight for three years now so has good experience under his belt, showing classy enough form to win five caps as part of the Netherlands’ exciting young international side.

Strong in the air as well as carrying the ball forward, he’s something of an all-rounder who should provide defensive stability and also look to impact the game in the opposition’s third.

Last season he scored four goals and assisted seven times for PSV, demonstrating he has an attacking ambition that could make him a very exciting outlet on the right flank for United.

With Solskjaer’s side likely dominating possession in most of their matches next term, Dumfries should have the space to show off his skills.

If the United manager is looking to utilise attacking full-backs next season then the prospect is definitely worth looking at, with the player still young enough to iron out any weaknesses in his game.

For the reported £25m, he could just provide what the Norwegian is looking for at a reasonable price.