99% DONE: Man United made ‘centuric bid’ for Super defender David Alaba move

David Alaba, a standout for Real Madrid, is the player that Manchester United is pursuing as Erik ten Hag elevates his team to a title-fighting level.

After acquiring Mason Mount from Chelsea, the Red Devils are close to finalizing a few moves, with Andre Onana almost certainly joining and Rasmus Holjund the next player under consideration. As Ten Hag updates the spine of his side, the total cost may possibly approach £160 million.

It appears that the Manchester United manager is looking for some leadership at the center of the backline now that Harry Maguire’s captaincy has been revoked, and Real Madrid star Alaba has emerged as an intriguing alternative.

Alaba, who was initially compҽlled to play there owing to an ιnjury issue, has subsequently established himself as a left-sided central defender. The flexible player, according to Carlo Ancelotti, is actually best in the middle of the defense, which may make for an intriguing narrative twist if Ten Hag signs his man.

Alaba might be paired with Casemiro in deep midfield because United also needs a player who excels in buildup and is skilled in the second phase of play. Although he hasn’t frequently played there at the highest level, Le Parisien (via Bild) claims that he originally intended to leave Bayern in order to play there. The 31-year-old’s transfer to Madrid came at the same time as another defensive crisis, as Los Blancos sold Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos. As a result, the midfielder has never had the opportunity to play for Ancelotti’s team.