A report in France on Wednesday claims Manchester United have made an offer for Benoit Badiashile.
Who is Benoit Badiashile?
Badiashile, 19, is a product of AS Monaco’s youth system.
Despite his tender years, the youngster has spent the last two campaigns slowly earning his way into Monaco’s senior set-up with some quality displays.
Over the course of 2018/19 and 2019/20, Badiashile notched 36 Ligue 1 outings for Monaco.
And with the 2020/21 French campaign already underway, Badiashile looks once again set to form a key part of Monaco’s backline as he would complete 90 minutes in Les Monegasques’ season opener this past weekend.
Badiashile’s impressive displays have also seen him become a regular feature for France’s youth teams, including at under-19 level were he has already garnered 15 appearances.
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Man United make offer for Badiashile
Badiashile currently has just under four years remaining on his current deal with Monaco.
However, as mentioned above, the centre-back is now being linked with a move to England.
As per a report from RMC Sport’s Mohamed Bouhafsi, Monaco are believed to have rejected a €25m offer for Badiashile from Premier League outfit, Manchester United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s comments to then Bournemouth man Nathan Ake in July suggested that United are on the lookout for a left-footed centre-back this summer and the Frenchman fits that criteria.
However, Bouhafsi also adds that Monaco boss Niko Kovac has told the club’s board to reject all bids for their young stopper:
AS #Monaco have rejected a €25m offer from Manchester #United for defender Benoît #Badiashile – Niko Kovac has told his board that he wants to keep the Frenchman & that they should reject all bids for him
— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) August 26, 2020
Telefoot journalist Julien Maynard also commented on United’s interest in Badiashile on Wednesday.
Maynard claimed that both Man United and Bayer Leverkusen are interested in the stopper whilst also adding that AS Monaco Executive Vice-President Oleg Petrov is scheduled to meet with Badiashile’s advisors next week:
Leverkusen et Manchester United poursuivent les négo pour Benoît Badiashile. A l’écoute, Monaco pourrait décider de conserver son défenseur, qui plaît beaucoup à Niko Kovac. RDV entre Oleg Petrov et les conseillers du joueur prévu la semaine prochaine. #Mercato @telefoot_TF1
— Julien Maynard (@JulienMaynard) August 26, 2020
A report in France on Wednesday claims Manchester United have made an offer for Benoit Badiashile. Who is Benoit Badiashile? Badiashile, 19, is a product of AS Monaco’s youth system. Despite his tender years, the youngster has spent the last two campaigns slowly earning his way into Monaco’s senior set-up with some quality displays. OverFootball (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed