Manchester United have had their hopes of signing a midfielder boosted after reportedly sealing an agreement with Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara.
Manchester United are primed to sign a new midfielder this summer, especially given the current uncertainty surrounding the likes of Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek and Nemanja Matic at the current moment in time.
Pogba is expected to leave for free, with Juventus and Real Madrid both showing interest, while Van de Beek and Matic have been linked with moves away having both endured underwhelming campaigns.
Back in January, United were heavily linked with a move for Kamara – who was supposedly admired by interim boss Ralf Rangnick behind the scenes.
In the end, however, the 22-year-old remained with Marseille with Newcastle and AS Roma the full admirers of the Frenchman.
According to Il Romanista reports, Marseille expect Kamara to depart on a free transfer at the end of the season, and Manchester had already found an agreement with the Marseille starlet.
With Pogba continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford, it does appear that United are well-placed to land another dynamic French midfielder in the hugely talented Kamara.
The Frenchman is one of the hottest midfield prospects across Europe and has established himself as a key member of the Marseille side under Jorge Sampaoli.
His technical ability has enabled Marseille to play intricate football in tight areas this season, as can be seen throughout Kamara’s passes under pressure metric. With around 11 passes per game being made in high-pressure scenarios, it’s another metric which sees him ranked as one of Europe’s best in that regard.
Kamara has excellent positional awareness and uses it to scan any danger. An underrated aspect of his game is his ability to break opposition lines from deep.