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Manchester United weighing up a move for Olympique de Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara 

Bertrand Traore

Manchester United are reportedly exploring the possibility of signing Olympique de Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara in this January transfer window. 

Following the departure of Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Donny Van De Beek are linked with a move away from the Old Trafford stadium. And after trimming down the squad, the Red Devils could go for a defensive midfielder before the end of the winter transfer window. 

According to the report, Manchester United are looking to sign Marseille youngster Boubacar Kamara in January. The 22-year-old’s contract with the Olympians will expire at the end of this season. And therefore, the Old Trafford club is willing to seal a cut-price deal for the youngster in this transfer window. 

As per the report in English outlet The Sun, Boubacar Kamara is eyeing a huge salary. And he is reportedly willing to earn around £7.8million a year (£150,000 a week). So, to persuade the midfielder to join, Manchester United will have to break their bank in January. 

Will Boubacar Kamara be able to find success in Manchester United? 

Boubacar Kamara will be a very good addition to Manchester United. The Red Devils are looking to sign a holding midfielder in this transfer window and the Frenchman can fill that void at the Old Trafford stadium. 

The youngster can play in the heart of defence along with a defensive midfield role. Therefore, the 22-year-old’s versatility could be a great asset in the squad for the Red Devils’ interim manager Ralf Rangnick. 

The midfielder can distribute the ball, also has an eye for long-range passing and is comfortable in defending. Therefore, he has the attributes to become a perfect candidate to play in the defensive midfield position. 

Rangnick has started to play with the 4-3-3 system. And this formation needs a specialist holding midfielder. Nemanja Matic is the only specialist defensive midfielder the German boss currently has at the moment. But, he is already 34-year-old, so it is tough for him to play week in week out in the Premier League. Therefore, signing a specialist world-class holding midfielder will be a shrewd decision from the Red Devils hierarchy. 

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