Manchester United could consider offers for defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer, according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth.
The 24-year-old lost his starting spot under Ralf Rangnick last season and his future at Old Trafford now looks to be in doubt.
What is the latest news involving Wan-Bissaka?
The reliable Fabrizio Romano recently wrote in his column for football website CaughtOffside that United are expecting offers for Wan-Bissaka.
The £90,000-a-week right-back only made 20 starts in the Premier League last season, so it is not a shock that clubs feel he could be available this transfer window.
Under Rangnick, he appeared just seven times in the English top flight, with the German preferring Diogo Dalot.
And with Romano recently telling GIVEMESPORT that the Portugal international is a player who Erik ten Hag also rates, it could be the same theme in the 2022/23 campaign.
What has Sheth said about Wan-Bissaka’s United future?
Sheth says he was told earlier in the transfer window that United could listen to offers for Wan-Bissaka.
Speaking to GMS, the Sky Sports reporter said: “What I was told very early in the window was that if offers came in for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, then United may consider those offers, but it would have to be right for the player and for Manchester United.
“So, with that in mind, it might point towards that if they were willing to let Wan-Bissaka leave, then they would probably need to bring somebody else in.”
Who will Ten Hag turn to if Wan-Bissaka leaves?
Dalot alone will obviously not be enough for Ten Hag, so if Wan-Bissaka does depart Old Trafford this summer, the Dutchman will probably sign a new right-back.
In terms of who he could bring in, one name that refuses to go away right now is Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Daily Mirror), United are ready to make a move for Ten Hag’s countryman if they offload Wan-Bissaka.
Offensively, Dumfries is a very good full-back. Over the last year, he has ranked in the 97th percentile for non-penalty goals, the 86th for expected assists and the 99th for touches in the attacking penalty area among his positional peers (via FBref).
Of course, last season, Dumfries mainly played as a right wing-back, giving him more attacking opportunities. But he still had to make the most of those opportunities, which he did.
In 33 Serie A outings, the Netherlands international scored five goals and provided four assists for Simone Inzaghi’s side.
If Dumfries is the man to replace Wan-Bissaka at Old Trafford this summer, then he could be quite the upgrade.
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