Manchester United ‘submit €50m bid for the La Liga Star as Erik ten Hag eyes further signings

According to reports, Manchester United has made a proposal of €50 million (£42 million) for Barcelona star Andreas Christensen.Rasmus Hojlund, a striker from Denmark, was acquired by United last weekend for £72 million from Atalanta. The 20-year-old, who signed with the Serie A team in 2022 and made 34 appearances while scoring 10 goals, made the move to Old Trafford on a five-year deal.After Mason Mount and Andre Onana, Hojlund is Erik ten Hag’s third summer acquisition. The club has since prioritized Sofyan Amrabat.However, United is apparently looking to bolster the defense as they wait on offers for Harry Maguire and Eric Bailly.

United has reportedly made a proposal for former Chelsea player Christensen, according to Catalan daily El Nacional via Football 365.Man United are considering Christensen.According to El Nacional, United has made a bid for Christensen that is worth an initial €35 million (£30 million) plus a further €15 million (£12 million).

The 27-year-old has impressed at Barcelona since arriving from Chelsea last summer, having formed a stubborn centre-back partnership alongside Ronald Araujo.Indeed, Barcelona kept a record-equaling 26 clean sheets last term to claim their first La Liga title in four years.

While Christensen’s departure would be a considerable blow for Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona may be open to offloading the defender given their need to navigate Financial Fair Play rules.For the third summer in succession, the Catalan giants are struggling to register new players and renew the contracts of existing stars.

The expected departures of Ousmane Dembele and Franck Kessie will help in these endeavours, and so would Christensen’s exit should he leave for Old Trafford.On Monday it was widely reported that United were also interested in signing Jean-Clair Todibo from Nice as a replacement for Maguire.Indeed, the England international was booed by supporters during United’s 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao in Dublin on Sunday, having gifted possession away ahead of the Spanish side’s opening goal.The 30-year-old, who cost some £80million four years ago, was playing in a largely second-string XI, with United’s first-choice team having played a day earlier against Lens at Old Trafford.

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