Manchester United eyes Bayern Leverkusen trio

Manchester United eyes Bayern Leverkusen trio

Manchester United are looking at a trio of Bayern Leverkusen, according to a German publication. The Red Devils are tracking and interested in signing the Bayern Leverkusen trio Omer Toprak, Hakan Calhanoglu and Karim Bellarabi to Old Trafford this coming summer.

ManU is currently struggling and great need of additional manpower. ManU is said to be keen on the Leverkusen trio and currently in the process of exploring possible options.

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Omer Toprak, who plays a center back for Bayern Leverkusen and Turkey national team, is a quick, physical defender who could provide ManU with some needed help after having to use the likes of Daley Blind and Michael Carrick. The Turkish international has been featured in 26 league games.

Hakan Calhanoglu, who plays attacking midfielder for German’s Bayern Leverkusen and Turkey national team, is known for technique and his ability to score goal from free kicks. Calhanoglu began his career at Karlsruher SC in 2010 and later moved to Hamburger SV. Calhanoglu’s incredible performance in his first Bundesliga season led to a whopping €14.5 million ($15 million) transfer to Bayern Leverkusen in 2014.

Karim Bellarabi is a powerful winger who will look to hit the opposition defence as many times as possible throughout the game, something ManU doesn’t have this season. Bellarabi made his international debut for Germany team in a 2-0 UEFA Euro 2016 match with Poland, playing the full 90 minutes of the game. Bellarabi made his first international goal in a 7-0 win against Gibraltar.

Reports in football media suggest that ManU are ready to flex their financial muscle and, if Jose Mourinho is appointed as expected this summer, the trio would likely to end up in the ManU’s list.

In addition to the Leverkusen trio, Mourinho is also interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Mourinho has reportedly made a contact with PSG striker, according to Le10Sport.

The 34-year-old Swedish superstar has been the subject of rumors and speculations last year, linking his name with big club names Manchester United, AC Milan and Galatasaray.

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