Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelöf’s partnership in the heart of Manchester United’s defence has not left the majority of supporters convinced.
That’s because United conceded 31 goals in the league and the defensive errors cost them a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Various names are linked to the Old Trafford club and this includes Sevilla’s Jules Koundé.
On February 16th, we covered claims made in Spain the Premier League side are ‘willing to offer up to €70m’ for the Frenchman. He has a buyout clause of €90m.
Julen Lopetegui’s side have started planning for the future and have identified Feyenoord’s Marcos Senesi as a possible replacement for Koundé.
That’s according to La Razón, who say the Europa League winners are aware it will be ‘difficult’ for them to retain the 23-year-old, more so after Bayern Munich agreed a deal for Dayot Upamecano.
It’s claimed Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are looking at Koundé, which is why Sevilla have identified Senesi as his potential successor. The Feyenoord man is still on been on the Spanish club’s radar after they failed to sign him in the winter market.
Sevilla will be forced to part ways with a few of their players and this was confirmed by their chief, José María Cruz.
“The difference this season is that we have not made a big sale, but we will have to do it throughout this year if we want to build a great squad again. Once the season is over we will surely have offers for the players and that decision will have to be made,” José María Cruz was quoted as saying by La Razón.
Manchester United and other suitors have also received encouragement as Sevilla have no plans to increase Koundé’s release clause.
“I am never a supporter, by concept, of improving a player who has had a good season in his first year. Because past returns do not guarantee future returns and because if you increase the termination clause you do so in amounts that no one is going to pay; and raising a player’s salary to raise a clause to amounts that no one would pay… sometimes, it’s not a good choice,” José María Cruz added.