Manchester United have signed quite a few players from Real Madrid in recent summer transfer windows. In 2014, they brought in Angel Di Maria after the Argentine had put in an incredible performance in the La Decima-winning Champions League final. In 2021, they signed Raphael Varane. And last time around, Casemiro made the journey from Santiago Bernabeu to Old Trafford.
The Red Devils might be looking to make it three summers in a row, when they sign a player from Real Madrid. And they have set their sights on a defender this time around.
The player in question is none other than David Alaba. The Austrian has been pretty much a nailed on starter since arriving at Real Madrid as a free agent in the summer of 2021 and has already won six different trophies with Los Blancos.
As reported by El Nacional, the interest of Manchester United in signing Alaba is very serious. Erik ten Hag wants to have him in his team.
Manchester United serious about signing Real Madrid player
Alaba is an excellent defender. Before arriving at Real Madrid, he had a legendary career playing for Bayern Munich. And he has made important contributions in the Royal White jersey over the past couple of seasons as well.
Thus, it is not hard to see why Manchester United might be interested in signing Alaba. The future of Harry Maguire is in doubt. The captaincy was recently taken away from the English international and handed to Bruno Fernandes. And there are rumours about a potential exit this summer as well.
If Manchester United are able to replace the underperforming Maguire with Alaba, it would be seen as a major boost by their fans. Now, it remains to be seen if they are able to pull it off or not. Real Madrid will need to keep an eye on potential replacements as well.