Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has confirmed that defensive-minded midfielder Denis Zakaria is pushing to leave the club this summer.
The Red Devils have already signed Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, and with a couple of other deals in the pipeline, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to build a side that is capable of winning that Premier League title
And now they have been given a boost in their chase to sign long-term target Zakaria.
The Switzerland international has been heavily linked with a move to United for the last few transfer windows, but a move has not been able to get done as he showed no desire to want to leave the Bundesliga side.
However, Sporting Director Eberl has confirmed that defensive-minded midfielder is pushing to leave the club this transfer window, he was quoted on TalkSport: ‘With Denis, we have been trying to extend his contract since October.
‘Denis and his management told us pretty clearly that they would prefer a transfer this summer.’
United have done some business already and the signing of Sancho is a massive statement from the Red Devils
Zakaria is a solid player that is decent in the Bundesliga, but at the end of the day, the Premier League is another level to the German League and he may struggle to make an impact
But if Solskjaer is looking for depth, the right amount of money for Zakaria could be decent, but he is not really a player that will come in and make a really big impact at the club