Manchester United linked with January move for Bundesliga top player

Manchester United linked with January move for Amadou Haidara

Manchester United are reportedly linked with a January move for RB Leipzig central midfielder Amadou Haidara, according to reports.

Man United will look to strengthen their midfield department next year in a bid to boost their interim manager Ralf Rangnick’s chances of finishing high this season.

The 23-year-old midfielder has impressed at Leipzig this season, scoring two goals in 12 Bundesliga matches.

He’s also made four Champions League appearances for the German club this term, and his fine form has linked him with what he described as a ‘dream’ move to Manchester United.

Before the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Man United were determined to sign at least one midfielder last summer but for some reason, they failed to do so. Some would easily claim that United’s failure to do so also played a role in Solskjaer’s sacking after a run of poor performances.

According to the Mirror, United are ready to meet the midfielder’s £33m release clause in the Mali international’s contract.

The same outlet confirm that Manchester United are planning on doing that in the winter transfer window.

Amadou Haidara is obviously the first name linked with a move to Old Trafford since the club announced Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager on Monday.

Manchester United have an advantage on signing the Mali international as the midfielder has openly made it clear that he will give it all in order to seal a move to United in the future.

Speaking in 2019, the Leipzig midfielder said: “My dream club is Manchester United. I will fight with all my strength to one day play for that club.

Manchester United linked with January move for Bundesliga top player
Manchester United are reportedly looking to sign Amadou Haidara in January

Rangnick brought Haidara to RB Leipzig from RB Salzburg in 2019 and he’s reportedly eager on working with the tireless midfielder at United.

In 2019 Haidara told German newspaper Bild, as cited by Sport Witness: “I like Manchester United very much and watch as many games as possible. I dream of playing there.”

It’s obvious that his arrival could push a player, midfielder away from Man United in January.

Donny van de Beek has struggled to pin himself as a regular starter at United and if his situation doesn’t change before new year, he could be the first to leave the club in a bid to book his place in the Netherlands’ World Cup squad.