Manchester United has reportedly set its sights on securing the services of PSV Eindhoven’s talented winger, Johan Bakayoko, as revealed by Christopher Michel of SPORT1.
Bakayoko, a Belgium international, has emerged as one of the standout performers in the Eredivisie this season, contributing significantly to PSV’s unbeaten record and their distinction as the only team with a perfect win record in European competitions.
United has faced a lack of threat from the right-wing position, with Jadon Sancho and Antony yet to register any goals for the team this season.
Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho, predominantly left-wingers, have been the mainstays.
However, with Rashford currently experiencing a dip in form, United sees Bakayoko as a potential solution to bolster the attack from the right.
The 20-year-old Bakayoko is under contract with PSV until June 2026, and his estimated market value stands at £34.7 million.
Bakayoko, an exciting young talent, has made a significant impact as a winger for Peter Bosz’s side.
In the ongoing 2023/24 campaign, he has showcased his prowess with four goals and 13 assists in 27 appearances.
His contributions have been pivotal to PSV’s dominant start in the Eredivisie, securing victory in all 16 games.
Renowned for his creativity in the final third, Bakayoko excels in chance creation and poses a goal-scoring threat.
His strengths include impressive physical strength in shoulder-to-shoulder duels, notable speed over long distances, and adept changes of direction, balance, and footwork.
Despite occasional challenges in creating separation from a standstill, Bakayoko compensates with excellent defensive contributions, actively pressing opponents, tracking back effectively, and holding his own in aerial duels.
With his attributes aligning with the demands of the Premier League, Bakayoko has garnered interest from high-profile clubs,
and Manchester United is reportedly considering him as a potential target.
The competition for his signature is fierce, with several other European heavyweights vying for his services.