In pursuit of defensive reinforcements, Manchester United has reportedly submitted a €25.5 million bid for Galatasaray’s right-back, Sacha Boey.
The French defender, eager to depart the Turkish side, has attracted attention from the Red Devils as they seek to bolster their backline in the upcoming January transfer window.
Despite prior considerations for a right-sided defender, manager Erik ten Hag has relied on Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka as regulars, with the former emerging as the primary starter this season.
While Wan-Bissaka shines defensively, his contributions in the final third sometimes fall short, an area where Dalot excels.
Notably, Dalot delivered a standout performance in the recent draw against Liverpool at Anfield.
Approaching the January transfer window, Ten Hag may revisit the idea of securing a new right-back to potentially challenge Dalot and replace Wan-Bissaka.
Sacha Boey has caught their attention, with the Galatasaray star showcasing impressive form over the past 18 months.
Boey particularly stood out during Galatasaray’s victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford earlier in the season, providing Ten Hag with a firsthand view of his capabilities.
Boey remains a target for United, and recent reports suggest a €25.5 million offer has been tabled.
Keen to embrace a more significant challenge, Boey is reportedly open to leaving Galatasaray.
Manchester United presents an enticing platform for the French defender to excel, especially as he had previously been linked with Arsenal since the summer.
While Arsenal has maintained interest, United’s reported bid of €25.5 million positions them favorably.
Should Galatasaray accept this offer, Boey could become their record sale.
The accuracy of these reports may become clearer as January approaches, and Ten Hag weighs the possibility of reinforcing this position, especially if Wan-Bissaka is sold.