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Man United are ‘interested’ in signing 20-year-old Premier League left-back, player would command a high fee: report

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Man United could look to sign Bournemouth left-back, Milos Kerkez, this summer.

Left-back was a problem position for Manchester United last season. Tyrell Malacia didn’t play a single game all campaign long, while Luke Shaw was injured far more than we’d all like. It led to Diogo Dalot receiving the lion’s share of minutes in that position, though he’s better on the right-hand side.

Although there are several transfer holes to fill for the Old Trafford club, perhaps a new left-sided defender should be somewhat high up the list of priorities. I assume Alvaro Fernandez could have been next in line for minutes, but he has since signed for Benfica on a permanent deal.

Now, talkSPORT believe they’ve identified a potential option for United in that area; Milos Kerkez.

According to their information, United are said to be ‘interested’ in signing the 20-year-old Premier League left-back, who currently plies his trade for Bournemouth.

Kerkez, a Hungary international, is being eyed by the Old Trafford side, as a potential option to provide ‘competition and cover’ for the aforementioned Shaw.

The issue? It is thought that the player will command a high fee from Bournemouth. No exact figure has been given by talkSPORT, though the South Coast club are under no pressure to sell.

Kerkez enjoyed an excellent season for Bournemouth after coming through the AC Milan youth system, playing 33 games for The Cherries last term and emerging as one of their better players.

This could give us a hint in regard to Malacia’s future at the club, too. Why else would United be looking at another left-back if they had trust in the Dutchman? Perhaps United fear that the ex-Feyenoord man is still struggling with an injury, while it’s anyone’s guess as to how long it’ll take Malacia to build back up to full fitness…

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