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Why INEOS will be counting their lucky stars they missed out on ‘hugely talented’ £40m defensive target

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Why INEOS will be counting their lucky stars they missed out on ‘hugely talented’ £40m defensive targetAfter being linked with Manchester United on several occasions this year, Max Kilman has now completed a permanent move to West Ham United.Indeed, the ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers’ skipper was thought to be on INEOS’ shortlist to bolster the backline after last season’s unprecedented injury crisis.Reports suggested they’d mulled over a move for the experienced, Premier League-proven centre-half before switching their attention to other targets, such as Jarrad Branthwaite, Marc Guehi and Matthijs de Ligt, the latter of which they’re currently in talks with over a potential deal.Read more: INEOS poised to ignore Ten Hag’s pleas to keep one player as they look to cash in before it’s too lateReds miss out on Kilman after making De Ligt a priorityKilman, 27, was keen to reunite with former Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui, who was sought to succeed David Moyes when his tenure came to an end after four-and-a-half years in East London. The club’s technical director, Tim Steidten, assured he was delighted to welcome the ‘hugely talented’ player to the Olympic Stadium.United never lodged a bid for Kilman, nor did they act to match the Irons’ efforts when they initiated their pursuit in recent weeks, and they’ll be thankful that they didn’t; the uncapped Englishman moved for a remarkable £40m fee, while De Ligt, who captained Ajax to a domestic double and the Champions League semi-finals at just 19 years old, is expected to cost just £2m more.More Stories / Latest NewsWhy INEOS will be counting their lucky stars they missed out on ‘hugely talented’ £40m defensive target Jul 6 2024, 12:08Ian Wright slams Gareth Southgate for not taking Luke Shaw cover to Euro 2024 Jul 6 2024, 12:06‘Won’t be an issue’: Transfer expert says it’ll be smooth sailing once United lodge bid for ‘priority’ target Jul 6 2024, 11:38

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