Manchester United in advanced talks to sign Giorgio Scalvini
According to one journalist, Manchester United is rumored to be in advanced talks to buy a new defender in an absurd move of more than £40 million.
Man United transfer speculations
With Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s investment announced, the Red Devils may be active in the January transfer window following an underwhelming season thus far under Erik ten Hag.
With reports that United is prepared to accept an offer for Raphael Varane this month, the back is one area where the team may need to bolster. In the event that the Frenchman leaves, United’s senior center-back choices would be limited to Lisandro Martinez, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, and Jonny Evans—three of whom are now out of commission.
Giorgio Scalvini is being courted by Manchester United.
Journalist Seb Ecrivain Foot of the French publication Les Bons Conceil Du Sports provided an update on Giorgio Scalvini, the defender for both United and Atalanta, which was distributed by Man Utd News.
According to him, the Red Devils are in advanced negotiations to capture the player by triggering his £44 million release clause.
“Man Utd is almost done spending £44 million to get the gifted Italian defender Scalvini. The club is prepared to carry out the 20-year-old nugget’s release clause as talks are at an advanced level.
This comes after rumours surfaced that Scalvini would need to sign a contract requiring a “crazy” offer from United of at least €50 million (£43 million). If these most recent rumours turn out to be true, it appears that deal is headed towards completion.
Right-footed centre back Scalvini can also play as a holding midfielder when necessary. He is valued at a career-high €40 million on Transfermarkt and looks to be on the rise. After rising through the academy, the 20-year-old has already earned seven senior caps for Italy and made 75 appearances for Atalanta. (Transfermarkt: Giorgio Scalvini statistics)
He seems like a star in the making. As an illustration, football talent scout Jacek Kulig characterises his play style as “a modern, well-rounded, and commanding center-back who can play both as an RCB and an LCB and who combines strength with excellent technique and passing.”
In addition, Kulig stated that the defender’s skills include his quickness, aerial duels, marking, athleticism, tackles and interceptions, anticipation, passing, technique, and game reading, all of which might help him develop into a total player at Old Trafford.
Thus, the Red Devils’ winter window move might turn out to be a wise one, and based on the current state of affairs, a transfer may be on the horizon.