Per a report by Florian Plettenberg of Sport1, Manchester United have officially registered their interest for Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman. It seems that the Red Devils see Coman as an alternative to Jadon Sancho, whose fee would be significantly higher than the Frenchman. If the transfer goes through, then Bayern would definitely need to look for a new winger this summer.
Here’s the full tweet by Plettenberg, which you can read yourself:
Exclusive #Coman: #MUFC has deposited interest! It’s expected that they bid for KC if they can't get #Sancho. Even Nagelsmann knows about the interest from @ManUtd but he wants to keep him. It is said within #FCBayern: KC wants to extend, his advisors are the problem. @SPORT1— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) June 10, 2021
Of special note is the fact that Coman’s agents are the ones trying to push him away from the club, and the player himself would like to stay. This pretty much confirms the suspicions of the fanbase — that Pini Zahavi is a money-hungry piranha, and he’s out to bleed us dry. Now whether he’s just doing this out of concern for his client’s well-being, a fat pay-check, or still feels salty over the Lewandowski to Real Madrid saga that never happened, is still up in the air.
According to Plettenberg, Coman would cost United around 50m euros, almost half of what Borussia Dortmund are asking for Sancho (€95m). If Coman were to leave this summer, then Bayern would definitely need to sign a new winger — just Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, and Jamal Musiala won’t be enough. However, earlier reports stated that Bayern were putting a €100m price tag on the Frenchman, which is allegedly meant to scare away potential suitors.
There are plenty of twists left in this saga yet. Now, I just have one question for Kingsley. Why would you go to Manchester United? You’re a Champions League winner. Couldn’t Zahavi find anyone better?
Since the original tweet was a bit ambiguous, this one should clear it up. United are talking to Coman’s representatives, but have not contacted Bayern yet.
@SPORT1 sources: Manchester United is again interested in Bayern’s Kingsley Coman. There are talks with his representatives. But the French winger is just the backup plan for #MUFC if a transfer of Jadon Sancho fails. Price tag is more than €50m. via @Plettigoal— Patrick Berger (@berger_pj) June 10, 2021