Manchester United leading the race for €15m centre back


According to latest reports in the Italian media, Manchester United are thought to be leading the race for highly rated Austrian defender, Aleksandar Dragovic.

Manchester United have been linked with several defenders over the last few weeks and it seems Dragovic might be the priority for now. The Dynamo Kiev man has been courted by several other heavyweights including the likes of Arsenal and Roma. However, United’ financial muscle has put them ahead of everyone else in the queue.

According to SportItalia, Louis Van Gaal is ready to part with 15 million euros to land the defender, a price that is perhaps too steep for other interested parties.

Following the departure of Vidic, Evra and Ferdinand, United have missed a reliable presence at the back and consistent injuries to Jones, Evans and Smalling means that signing a centre back is essential for the Red Devils. The Old Trafford outfit have dropped crucial points this season due to a porous defence and Van Gaal knows he needs to address that department if he wants a top three finish.

Dragovic is a highly rated young defender known for his outstanding reading of the game and his ability on the ball. The Austrian is also extremely versatile and can play anywhere across a back four, which makes him an attractive proposition for any side in world football.

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