Man Utd officials visit in-demand teenager who could cost £30million this summer – report
It has been reported that several prominent football clubs, including Manchester United, have visited Carlos Baleba, a young player from Lille, as they consider the possibility of signing him in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Despite being only 19 years old, Carlos Baleba has already become an important part of Lille’s team this season, having played in 12 matches in Ligue 1 and contributing to their current sixth-place position in the standings. Although he is currently under contract with the club until 2026, his impressive performances could lead to a transfer before then, particularly if Lille fails to secure a spot in European competitions.
According to 90min, Manchester United is one of several teams who have sent representatives to scout Baleba recently, as he has become one of the most sought-after players in France. Other teams, including Arsenal, Liverpool, and Newcastle United, have also been mentioned as potential suitors, indicating the young player’s significant potential. It is speculated that he could command a transfer fee of around £30 million.
Manchester United should not only focus on signing players who can provide an immediate impact, such as Casemiro and Christian Eriksen, but also prioritize acquiring players who can contribute to the club’s long-term success
Baleba would certainly fall into that bracket, with the 14-game Lille man someone with his whole career ahead of him and so much potential to be reached.
The fact that he is already performing in one of Europe’s five major leagues is a testament to his quality already – he has enjoyed an 84.3% pass completion rate in Ligue 1 this season – and he could improve further surrounded by top players at Old Trafford..