According to reliable outlets in Italy, Red Devils has contacted Napoli over a possible deal to sign their right-back Elseid Hysaj. Manchester United has reached the Italian club over a potential deal for the right-back as an alternative to Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Napoli signed Elseid Hysaj from Empoli for a reported fee of €5 million in the summer of 2015/16. Since then, the player has made 134 appearances for the Serie A outfit. Moreover, the player proved to be an instrumental figure during the ex-Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri’s reign at Naples.
Sky Italy: Manchester United have contacted Napoli about right back Elseid Hysaj. Atletico Madrid also interested
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However, he found himself more often on the bench rather than the pitch during the 2018-19 season. The current manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has preferred Kevin Malcuit over Hysaj in the Italian league.
On the other hand, Manchester United’s search for a right-back is quite visible. Every other day, the Old Trafford based outfit is linked with numerous defenders. Likewise, Manchester United has been linked with the Albanian international.
According to the recent reports claimed by Football Italia, Manchester United has identified Elseid Hysaj as a potential transfer target if they fail to land Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.
In a recent interview with the Digitalb, Elseid Hysaj reportedly said that he is looking for new challenges. During the interview, he said:
“I’m absolutely ready for a new challenge because I need change.
” I want to have new experiences, learn about a new country, meet new people, play for another team and maybe try to win something.
“For me, my time at Napoli is over and I hope to find a team that will give me what I need.”
With Manchester United looking for a fullback after the departure of Antonio Valencia, Elseid Hysaj will be a perfect replacement. The 25-year-old is a more versatile option and will provide competition to the developing Diogo Dalot.
Manchester United are still conducting negotiations with Crystal Palace to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka. On the other hand, Elseid Hysaj has a contract till 2021 with Napoli. Moreover, there is no possibility of Elseid coming to Old Trafford for less than £50 million.