Man Utd transfer news: £72m Real Madrid target Lucas Hernandez eyed in January

Man Utd transfer news: £72m Real Madrid target Lucas Hernandez eyed in January

Hernandez is a needed man (Picture: Quality Sport Images/Getty)

Manchester United are contemplating a January swoop for Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez, as Jose Mourinho continues his seek for defensive choices, studies in France declare.

The Red Devils are believed to be admirers of the 22-year-old World Cup winner, who’s equally adept at centre-back as at left-back.

His versatility makes him a gorgeous prospect to Mourinho and United, notably after a shaky begin noticed them concede six targets in two video games towards Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur, though they did maintain a clear sheet in their newest 2-Zero win towards Burnley.

United chiefs did not ship a brand new centre-back for his or her supervisor in the summer time, which led to friction between Mourinho and government vice-chairman Ed Woodward, however the membership are getting ready to make amends in the January transfer window.

And they’re able to make a transfer for Hernandez, in response to France Football. 

The French ace has a launch clause of £72million, which United might need to set off in order to land him, whereas additionally they face competitors to signal him from Real Madrid.

However, Atletico are reluctant to promote to their bitter rivals and could be extra open to promoting to United.