Manchester United opinion: Red Devils in for Elseid Hysaj – Good move?
It is suggested that the Red Devils have been interested in the player but will face competition from La Liga giants Atletico Madrid before finalising the deal. (h/t Sun)
For that reason, Albanian captain Hysaj, who can play on either side, is on their radar. He joined Napoli in 2015 when Maurizio Sarri was in charge and has been a regular down there.
Here’s why United would be right to sign the 25-year-old during this summer window:
United could do with quality in their full-back positions
It has been well-documented since the start of this transfer window that Manchester United are in the market to sign a new full-back, preferably right-back, but a versatile player would come as a bonus.
However, while they have just about managed to agree to a £55m fee to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace (h/t Sun), the form of Ashley Young and departure of Antonio Valencia means that the club could do with another player in those positions.
So, they are absolutely right in pursuing a possible deal to sign Elseid Hysaj from Napoli. The Albania captain is predominantly a right-back but is perfectly capable of operating on the other side.
At 25, he has played enough top-flight Italian and International football to possess the experience required to play in a club of Manchester United’s stature.
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Overall, Solskjaer’s men shouldn’t hesitate in making a move for the Napoli man, regardless of whether they complete the agreed deal of Wan-Bissaka.