Report: Manchester United enquire about £21m Bayern Munich star Niklas Sule

Molde FK´s headcoach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates after the UEFA Champions League third round, second leg qualifying football match between Molde FK and Hibernian at the Aker Stadium in...

Manchester United's Champions League battering in Barcelona highlights their lack of defensive strength, with Bundesliga champion Sule a potential solution.,

Niklas Suele of FC Bayern Muenchen controls the ball during the Bundesliga match between Fortuna Duesseldorf and FC Bayern Muenchen at Esprit-Arena on April 14, 2019 in Duesseldorf,...

Manchester United have turned their attention to Bayern Munich star Niklas Sule after their humbling Champions League defeat to Barcelona on Tuesday, as reported by Sport1.

It was been well documented for some time that the Red Devils are badly in need of defensive reinforcements and their weaknesses were exposed in brutal fashion by a Lionel Messi-inspired Barca at the Camp Nou, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side went down 4-0 on aggregate in the quarter-finals.

 

As a result, United are expected to go all-out for a top class centre-back with Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli and Leicester City’s Harry Maguire among those who have been frequently mentioned.

But Sule is a new name in the frame.

The 18-time Germany international joined Bayern Munich from Hoffenheim two years ago for around £21 million, as reported by the Mail, and he has been a consistent bright spark in a mixed season under Niko Kovac.

Mahmoud Dahoud of Borussia Dortmund and Niklas Suele of FC Bayern Muenchen battle for the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena...

At 23, Sule is fast emerging as one of Europe’s most impressive young defenders and claims from Sport1 that United have already made an enquiry should come as no surprise.

The chances of Bayern cashing in, however, look very slim indeed. Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels are past their best these days and Sule is a key part of the rebuilding effort in Munich.

Thomas Mueller and Niklas Suele of Munich celebrate their second goal during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and FC Bayern Muenchen at Borussia-Park on March 2, 2019...

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