Man United interested in signing 6 ft 4 in Bundesliga defensive rock

Man United are scouting Bayer Leverkusen defender Edmond Tapsoba after being pointed towards the centre-back by a well-respected football figure in Bundesliga. The 22-year-old centre-back started out in his homeland in Burkina Faso before making his way to Europe in 2017 when he signed for Liga NOS club Leixoes.

Having spent just six months at the club, Edmond was picked up by Vitoria Guimaraes in January 2018 and went on to play 32 first-team games. Alerted by the potential shown by him, Bayer Leverkusen swooped in for Tapsoba in winter last year, signing him in a deal worth £16m which could rise to £22m in add-ons.

Since arriving in Germany, Burkina Faso international has grown into one of the most talented young centre-backs in the Bundesliga. And, Red Devils have now taken a note of the 12-time capped Burkina Faso international, after they were alerted to his development by an unnamed well-respected figure in Germany.

Now, it looks like Edmond, too, has emerged on the radars of Red Devils. It is no secret that Man United are in the market for a new defender, preferably a left-footed one as the Norwegian manager looks for the ideal partner for Harry Maguire.

Victor Lindelof has not always been convincing during his time at the Theatre of Dreams while Eric Bailly has often succumbed to injuries, making him an unreliable option.

With Harry Maguire himself suffering from bouts of inconsistency every now and then, it is important for the Red Devils to add another defender in the summer as they look to bridge the gap to neighbours Man City and bring an end to their trophy drought.