MX23RW : Tuesday, June 18 06:42:45| >> :120:16473:16473:

Manchester United, Bayern Munich 'among clubs interested in French centre-back'

Man Utd, Bayern 'among clubs interested in French centre-back'
© Reuters
Manchester United and Bayern Munich are reportedly among a number of clubs interested in signing Red Bull Salzburg centre-back Oumar Solet.

Manchester United and Bayern Munich are reportedly among a number of clubs interested in signing Red Bull Salzburg centre-back Oumar Solet.

The 24-year-old has developed into a key first-team player for Salzburg since joining the club from Lyon in 2020, making 106 appearances across all competitions.

Solet has won three Austrian Bundesliga titles and two Austrian Cup during his four-year spell with Salzburg, although they lost out to Sturm Graz in the top-flight title race this term.

The defender has gained both Champions League and Europa League experience with the Red Bulls, while he has also been capped twice by the France Under-20s squad.

Solet will soon be entering the final year of his contract and speculation over his future is beginning to surface amid interest from several European clubs.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag applauds the fans after the match on May 15, 2024© Reuters

Man Utd, Bayern to battle for Solet

According to 90min, both Man United and Bayern Munich hold an interest in Solet ahead of the summer transfer window.

The report adds that Premier League trio Aston Villa, Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United are also keeping tabs on the defender, as are clubs in the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Serie A.

Man United are expected to delve into the summer market for at least one central defender now that Raphael Varane has confirmed that he will be leaving Old Trafford when his contract expires in June.

Jonny Evans could also depart as his contract is up in the summer, while the futures of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are believed to be uncertain.

As for Bayern, Matthijs de Ligt, Dayot Upamecano, Kim Min-jae and Eric Dier are their four senior centre-back options, the latter joined the club in January from Tottenham Hotspur.

Oumar Solet in action for Red Bull Salzburg in February 2022© Reuters

Solet has a desire to play at highest level

Both Man United and Bayern have received a boost in their pursuit of Solet, as the defender confirmed earlier this season that he is keen to play at the highest level and particularly expressed his admiration for the Premier League.

Speaking to Goal about his dreams for the future, Solet said: "To play for the best teams in the world, of course. To be an example for young players.

"I just want to show my skills to the whole world. Since the youngest age, I've been a fan of the Premier League, but from now on, I am really open about every top league. I just want to play great games and be happy."

Solet is not the only Salzburg star that has been linked with an exit, as Oscar Gloukh has allegedly caught the eye of Arsenal, while Liverpool are believed to be one of several Premier League clubs monitoring Luka Sucic.

ID:544135:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect6256:

Click here for more stories about Oumar Solet

Click here for more stories about Manchester United

Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Manchester City's Ederson reacts after sustaining an injury on May 14, 2024
Read Next:
Premier League gameweek 38: Confirmed team news and manager quotes for every club
>
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.
rhs 2.0
Euro 2024 fixtures header
Tuesday, June 18
 
5pm
Wednesday, June 19
 
2pm
 
5pm
Thursday, June 20
 
2pm
 
5pm
 
8pm
Group Stage
Spain
vs.
Italy
Friday, June 21
 
2pm
 
5pm
 
8pm
Saturday, June 22
 
5pm
 
8pm
Sunday, June 23
 
8pm
 
8pm
Monday, June 24
 
8pm
 
8pm
Tuesday, June 25
 
5pm
 
5pm
 
8pm
 
8pm
Wednesday, June 26
 
5pm
 
5pm
 
8pm
 
8pm
Saturday, June 29
Sunday, June 30
Monday, July 1
Tuesday, July 2
Friday, July 5
Saturday, July 6
Tuesday, July 9
Wednesday, July 10
Sunday, July 14
Tables header RHS

Group A

TeamPWDLPTS
1 Germany Germany11003
2 Switzerland Switzerland11003
3 Hungary Hungary10010
4 Scotland flag Scotland10010

Group B

TeamPWDLPTS
1 Spain Spain11003
2 Italy Italy11003
3 Albania national flag Albania10010
4 Croatia Croatia10010

Group C

TeamPWDLPTS
1 England flag England11003
2 Denmark Denmark10101
3 Slovenia Slovenia10101
4 Serbia Serbia10010

Group D

TeamPWDLPTS
1 Netherlands Netherlands11003
2 France France11003
3 Poland Poland10010
4 Austria Austria10010

Group E

TeamPWDLPTS
1 Romania Romania11003
2 Slovakia Slovakia11003
3 Belgium Belgium10010
4 Ukraine Ukraine10010

Group F

TeamPWDLPTS
1 Czech Republic Czech Republic00000
2 Georgia Georgia00000
3 Portugal Portugal00000
4 Turkey Turkey00000


Sports Mole provides in-depth previews and predictions for every match from the biggest leagues and competitions in world football.
Argentina's Lionel Messi kisses the World Cup trophy after collecting the Golden Ball award on December 18, 2022Sign up for our FREE daily preview newsletter direct to your inbox!