Axel Disasi agrees personal terms with Newcastle United
Newcastle United have been linked with a move for 25-year-old French international defender Axel Disasi a target for Manchester United.
According to a report from Foot Mercato, Newcastle United have agreed personal terms with Axel Disasi. The Magpies will now need to agree on a fee with AS Monaco, who want €45-50 million for him. The 25-year-old defender is also a target for Manchester United.
Newcastle United are hoping to bring in defensive reinforcements this summer, and Disasi could prove to be a superb acquisition. The 25-year-old Frenchman has proven himself with AS Monaco and will look to take the next step in his career. Recent reports suggested the Magpies were already in touch with the player’s entourage.
Regular football in the Premier League could help him cement his place in the national team as well. Apparently, Manchester United are keen on signing the defender as well and they have been heavily linked with the player over the last few months.
The defender is reportedly valued between €45-50 million, and both clubs should be able to afford the asking price. Newcastle United and Manchester United have both secured UEFA Champions League qualification for the next season, and they will be attractive destinations for the French international defender
It will be interesting to see which of the two clubs manage to secure an agreement with AS Monaco now. But with Newcastle United agreeing personal terms with the Frenchman, Manchester United have an uphill task.
Newcastle United have an ambitious project and will be looking to improve their squad further. They have already pulled off an ambitious move to sign Sandro Tonali to improve their midfield. The Tyneside outfit should thus look to improve their defence and attack as well.
Signing Disasi will help improve their defensive unit greatly. Newcastle already had one of the best defensive units in the Premier League last season, and the 25-year-old Frenchman will help them improve further. The Magpies will be competing in the Champions League next year and need better quality players to do well against the European elite.
Disasi could partner Sven Botman at the heart of the Newcastle United defence for the foreseeable future. It remains to be seen whether the player joins the Magpies over Manchester United if both clubs end up submitting an offer for him in the coming weeks.