Man United keep a close eye on 21-year-old Argentine defender

Facundo Medina has caught the eye of Man United after his impressive displays since joining RC Lens this summer for €4m. Argentina international, a left-footed defender, arrived in France from South American club Talleres, with the centre-back recently coming through the ranks of homeland giants River Plate.

Lens have looked solid so far this campaign, despite just being promoted to Ligue 1 they find themselves seventh in the table and holding a game in hand over most other clubs in the division. Red Devils have now shortlisted Medina, with the Norwegian manager’s side-eyeing reinforcements at centre-back.

Sacha Tavolieri adds with his findings that Facundo is not a priority target at this moment in time, but the fact he’s been shortlisted show that his great start to European football hasn’t gone unnoticed. Medina has started 10 of Lens’ 16 games in the French top-flight so far this campaign, as he also having played a game off the bench this term.

The Argentine centre-back’s fine form saw him introduced to the national team’s fold in October, the centre-back has won one cap to date and will be looking to build on that with fine outings this term.

The 21-year-old defender is somewhat on the short side for a centre-back, especially for one in the physical PL, but the fact that he’s left-footed could make him a real quality signing in the future.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer trusts Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof as his starting pairing for Man United, with injury-prone Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe the primary alternative options. Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones are still on the Red Devils books but are firmly out of favour.