Manchester United “were offered” River Plate’s Julian Alvarez, Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria during the January transfer window, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The transfer expert claims that the Red Devils opted against making moves for the three players as they are waiting to appoint a new permanent manager:
Manchester United were offered the chance to sign Boubacar Kamara, after Denis Zakaria and Julián Álvarez – turned down because of new manager plans in the summer. 🔴 #MUFC
Buy options not included in Donny and Martial deal for the same reason.
📲 More: https://t.co/sWFu0mbNpb
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 2, 2022
Whether United will regret turning down the chance to sign the trio, we shall have to wait and see. Alvarez joined Manchester City for just £14m and the Argentinian international is tipped to have a big future in the game.
Zakaria has joined Juventus for a deal worth €8m (£6.65m) in total, but there are questions over whether the Swiss midfielder would have been good enough for the Premier League. He was also linked with City, Arsenal and Liverpool.
Kamara was said to be available for around €10m (£8.32m) last month, although he remains on the market as a Bosman signing. Chelsea, Roma and Atletico Madrid could rival United if they do decide to make a move for the player at the end of the season.