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Manchester United join three-way Premier League transfer battle for Ligue 1 starlet



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Manchester United look set to engage in signing a new left-back this summer with Erik ten Hag’s squad needing defensive reinforcements.

Erik ten Hag‘s squad has faced issues at left-back this season, with injuries to Tyrell Malacia and Luke Shaw prompting a reported search for reliable defensive reinforcements in the position.

Through the campaign, Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelöf, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have all had their turns supplying cover in the position for Manchester United. The injury crisis has left the club’s defence line often high and dry.

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Although initial reports had the club eyeing a new right-back during the coming transfer window, subsequent information has led to many believing a new left-back will instead be the priority.

United like Bradley Locko

According to Jeunes Footeux, Manchester United have entered the competition for Stade Brestois 29’s left-back Bradley Locko, joining Fulham and Nottingham Forest in pursuit of the standout performer.

Locko, who has been a revelation in Ligue 1 this season, has attracted attention with his three assists from 35 games. The 21-year-old’s impressive form has not gone unnoticed, with United now said to be monitoring his situation.

Although Locko is on United’s radar, the club are reportedly prioritising a move for Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Rayan Aït-Nouri. This preference might give Fulham and Nottingham Forest an edge in the race to secure Locko’s services.

Brest, having signed Locko permanently for £430,000 last summer, now expect offers of around £17 million for the talented defender.

The competition for Locko’s signature highlights his rising profile, making him a sought-after asset in the upcoming transfer window. For United, this interest signals their commitment to strengthening their defensive options to compete on multiple fronts next season.

As the transfer window approaches, Locko’s future promises to be one of the intriguing sagas of the summer.