Manchester United are exhibiting some critical curiosity in Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam.
The Algerian defender has a big launch clause of €60m and Rai Sport (through IamNaples) are reporting that United are ‘prepared to pay’ it.
Paris Saint-Germain are additionally stated to have proven an curiosity within the 26-year-old, who has scored two targets and three assists from the left-back place this season.
Manchester Metropolis had been strongly linked with a transfer for Ghoulam final season, following the departures of Aleksandar Kolarov and Gael Clichy. Nonetheless, Napoli confirmed how extremely they worth Ghoulam by providing him a brand new contract, in a bid to place hypothesis of a transfer to England to mattress. It appeared to have labored, with Pep Guardiola opting to maneuver for Monaco defender Benajamin Mendy as a substitute.
Ghoulam subsequently signed Napoli’s proposed deal, extending his stick with the Serie A leaders till 2022.
If Ghoulam had been to hitch Manchester United earlier than the tip of the January switch window, he wouldn’t have the ability to play till subsequent month, as he’s nonetheless out with a cruciate ligament rupture he picked up in Napoli’s Champions League tie in opposition to Manchester Metropolis.
With 35 caps for Algeria and 151 appearances for Napoli, Ghoulam is already an skilled defender on the age of 26. In 2014/15, he was named within the UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season.
In 2017, he was topped Algerian Soccer of the Yr, following within the footsteps of Riyad Mahrez who had received the award in 2015 and 2016.