Man United in the battle for €30m-rated Argentine centre-back

Man United are stepping up their efforts to secure the services of Cristian Romero in the summer transfer window. The PL heavyweights are set to offer £39m to swoop the 23-year-old defender away from Serie A.

Cristian has established himself as one of the best centre-backs in Serie A since joining Atalanta on loan from Juventus last summer. Signed on a two-year loan deal, Romero went on to feature 42 times in all tournaments for La Dea, even chipping in with 3 goals and 5 assists.

Such was the impression he made that Atalanta are now set to sign the 23-year-old defender on a permanent deal this summer. However, Argentina international is unlikely to stick around for long in Bergamo, seeing as Red Devils are hot on his trails and are now stepping up even more to land him.

Red Devils appear ready to strengthen the heart of their defence this summer to find a long-term partner for Harry Maguire, and for good reason. Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly have only managed to impress in bit and parts, with the duo also being troubled by fitness issues in 2020/21 and way before then in Eric Bailly’s case.

In addition, Axel Tuanzebe has also had his fair share of obstacles in his bid to establish a foothold in the Red Devils first-team setup. Therefore, it is imperative that Man United sign a reliable central defender who can shore things up at the back and weed out the unforced errors that the Norwegian manager & co. have been susceptible to.