Thanks to his sensational form at Monaco, Youssouf Fofana, has caught the attention of the best clubs on the planet, with Manchester United joining the hunt for his signature.
Blessed with a sublime footballing IQ and an eye for the perfect pass, the 24-year-old has cemented his place among the best prospects in the sport. Since signing for the Ligue-1 side from Strasbourg in January 2020, he’s evolved into a world-class player who could undeniably slot right into Erik ten Hag’s starting XI.
Having exhibited an unrelenting will to win and the ability to rise to the occasion, through performances in the Champions League, the youngster earned the opportunity to play for France, so far making a total of 13 caps for his country, six of which have come in the World Cup in which his side reached the final.
And while impressive, purists believe his ceiling is much higher, with the sportsman capable of going on to achieve great things. However, if United want to sign the rising star, they’ll have to fend off Juventus.
Manchester United will have to act fast if they want to sign Youssouf Fofana
RMC Sport claim that the Serie A giants have been paying close attention to Fofana. And to make matters worse, PSG also have their eyes on the Parisian.
Ultimately, with his contract set to run out in 2025, with regret, Monaco will likely look to cash out in the summer rather than risk losing him on a free down the line.
Therefore, United is preparing to pounce on the opportunity, which is inevitably set to present itself. And Fofana might be precisely what they need to save a sinking ship. The club is currently suffering due to the egos of the players, but their transfer target has a completely different mentality from any of the disruptive individuals in the locker room.
As per Metro, he said: “Strasbourg prepared me more mentally because their training centre, compared to Clairefontaine and Monaco, in terms of quality, is a level below,’ he said. ‘It pushed me to go higher and further, and I improved more mentally than technically or tactically.”
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