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Ian Wright urges Manchester United to sign Kalidou Koulibaly

Ian Wright has urged Manchester United to swoop in and sign Manchester City target Kalidou Koulibaly.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to recruit a new central defender to partner Harry Maguire, but there have been a lack of concrete reports linking a name to Old Trafford. The Dayot Upamecano rumours were short-lived, with the other reported name of Nathan Ake joining the blue side of Manchester.

Despite securing the services of the 25-year-old, City’s summer pursuit has not stopped there though. Fabrizio Romano has cited their interest in Koulibaly, a player whose name never tends to be far away from the transfer headlines.

Pep Guardiola appears to have a free-shot at the player, due to Napoli’s high valuation, but Wright has called for the Red Devils to make their move.

He told Premier League Productions (via football365): “In the defensive point of view (United) they’re still very weak. We’re hearing City might get Koulibaly but they’ve got to be going in there trying to do that, they’ve got to be trying to do that deal.

“Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a fanststic defender but Lindelof and Maguire, and the left side, those three are there for the taking.”

Although the 29-year-old is capable of elevating the quality of any backline across Europe, United won’t be making such a signing alongside Jadon Sancho. Should a move for the latter fail to materialise though, the club cannot rule out investing heavily in a new, top quality defender.

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