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Man Utd ‘monitoring’ spectacular Bournemouth left-back


Manchester United might recruit a brand new left-back this summer season after it turned an issue place in 2023/24 as a result of accidents to each Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia.

Shaw managed solely 15 appearances in all competitors because of two substantial durations sidelined with muscle issues, whereas Malacia hasn’t featured since Might 2023.

It meant Diogo Dalot, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof and Sofyan Amrabat all filling in at one or one other over the course of the marketing campaign.

United had already been tipped to dip into the switch market, with Fabrizio Romano now reporting that Bournemouth’s Milos Kerkez is without doubt one of the names on their radar. At current, the Hungary worldwide is admired however is just being “monitored” and isn’t but the topic of any talks.

On Bournemouth’s half, any strategy would seemingly be met with a excessive asking worth.

Kerkez faced Man Utd home and away in 2023/24

Kerkez confronted Man Utd house and away in 2023/24 / ADRIAN DENNIS/GettyImages

Kerkez value the Cherries round £15.5m final summer season when he arrived from Eredivisie facet AZ. He beforehand frolicked in academies in Serbia, the nation of his start, and Hungary, earlier than a number of years with Fast Vienna in Austria from the age of ten. At 17, he was even personally persuaded to hitch the youth ranks at AC Milan by membership legend Paolo Maldini however grew pissed off and left.

Now 20, he was Bournemouth’s common left-back for a lot of this previous season because the Cherries completed twelfth within the Premier League, though an harm absence for greater than a month earlier than and after Christmas, and a purple suspension in April into Might restricted him to 22 league begins.

Kerkez tends to play in a extra superior wing-back function for Hungary and followers will have the ability to get a take a look at him in motion over the approaching weeks at Euro 2024. They face Switzerland, Germany and Scotland within the group stage between 15 and 23 June.