Manchester United Interested In Inter Target Kumbulla

Why Man United signing Marash Kumbulla would be a great move

Manchester United are interested in signing defender Marash Kumbulla, according to Daily Star.

The Hellas Verona ace has emerged as one of the finest young players in Serie A this season, having only made his senior debut at the start of the campaign. He has made 11 appearances across all competitions this season, scoring one goal, and could soon be on verge of joining a bigger club than Verona.

Axel Tuanzebe could have a successful career at Old Trafford yet, but more questions are being asked of Victor Lindelof each week. With Bailly and Rojo inconsistent and injury-prone, Solskjaer must decide on who is best suited to partner Harry Maguire at the back.

While an Albania international, the 19-year-old Kumbulla was born and raised in Italy.

Kumbulla has been instrumental in their staunch rearguard thus far this campaign, with a string of impressive performances attracting the attention of United.

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Solskjaer will look to add to his squad in January (Image credit: Getty)

The Italian-born Albania international has made the breakthrough into the Serie A side’s starting XI this year, making 10 league appearances as Verona have confounded expectations upon their return to Italy’s top tier.

In 11 appearances so far this season, Kumbulla has managed 1.6 tackles and 1.4 interceptions per game. He has picked up 3 yellow cards but has averaged 2.6 clearances and 0.9 blocks per 90 minutes. Being a modern-day defender, he has a pass success percentage of 85.9% and has also scored a goal for his side. [Courtesy: Whoscored]

Verdict

At the tender age of 19, Kumbulla would fit seamlessly into the transfer strategy employed by Utd chief Ed Woodward as a player with a bright future that can be developed under the guiding hand of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Aaron Wan-Bissaka joined United in summer and has been terrific so far. Kumbulla could be the perfect signing for United to partner Harry Maguire in the coming years.