Friday , October 25 2019

Manchester United and Tottenham ‘join the race for £44m-rated midfielder Denis Zakaria’

Manchester United and Tottenham ‘join the race for £44m-rated Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria’… but Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Dortmund also want him

  • A number of European clubs are keeping tabs on Switzerland star Denis Zakaria
  • Manchester United and Tottenham are both keen on the defensive midfielder
  • Borussia Monchengladbach will demand around £44million for the 22-year-old 
  • Bayern Munich, Dortmund and Inter Milan are also interested in Zakaria 

Manchester United and Tottenham are among the clubs interested in a big money move for Borussia Monchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria, according to Bild.

The defensive midfielder, who has impressed since joining from Swiss side Young Boys in 2017, is now rated at £44million by the Bundesliga club.

His valuation has not deterred United and Spurs, who are said to be among a number of European giants keen to land the talented 22-year-old.

Manchester United and Tottenham are interested in Monchengladbach star Denis Zakaria

DENIS ZAKARIA

Age: 22

Position: Defensive midfielder

Clubs: Servette (2014-15), Young Boys (2015-17), Borussia Monchengladbach (present)

International caps: 24 

Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund all have an interest in Zakaria, with Bild claiming that Dortmund had a £20m offer rejected in the summer of 2018.

Sporting director Max Eberl is holding out for a significantly higher transfer fee, but has admitted that the club would listen to reasonable bids.

They hope to receive more than the £35m Arsenal paid for Granit Xhaka in 2016, although a move next summer appears more likely than January.

Zakaria plays a pass during Switzerland's Euro 2020 qualifying win over the Republic of Ireland

Zakaria plays a pass during Switzerland’s Euro 2020 qualifying win over the Republic of Ireland

Speaking about playing alongside Zakaria for Switzerland, Xhaka recently said: ‘His development is outstanding. Having Denis next to me makes me feel better. But he has to stay tuned – now comes a very crucial phase for him.’  

The defensive midfielder, who has played 24 times for his country, has seen his value skyrocket since his £9m switch to Germany two years ago.

Zakaria could be of particular interest to United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with Nemanja Matic being targeted by Inter and Paul Pogba’s future still up in the air amid continued interest from Real Madrid.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the lookout for players as Manchester United continue to struggle

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the lookout for players as Manchester United continue to struggle