European clubs are increasingly keeping an eye on young players considered promising in the transfer market. In that regard, PSG, Chelsea, and Manchester United are competing for the signing of a 21-year-old French midfielder who currently plays in the Bundesliga.
Unfortunately for the Neymar, Mbappé, and Messi-led team, the current scenario seems to favor the English clubs. The player who has captivated all three clubs is Manu Koné, a midfielder from Borussia Mönchengladbach.
According to “Caught Offside,” the trio has their sights set on the player, but Manchester United and Chelsea are considered favorites due to the potential financial fair play issues PSG may face. While the Parisian club is interested in the player, he is not their top priority at the moment.
The club’s main focus currently revolves around finalizing contract renewals for Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos. For the upcoming season, Manchester United is expected to concentrate its efforts on signing a midfielder, as there is a possibility of Scott McTominay being sold, and Marcel Sabitzer, on loan from Bayern, has an uncertain future.
The name of Manu Koné, who has been impressing at Borussia Mönchengladbach, emerges as a real option for Erik ten Hag and his staff. Meanwhile, Chelsea also remains attentive, as they could potentially lose players like Kovacic and Mount in the next season. Additionally, the Blues are already working on securing the future of N’Golo Kanté.
Who is Manu Koné?
The young player has caught the attention of PSG, Manchester United, and Chelsea for good reason. Manu Koné is one of the standout performers for Gladbach in the current Bundesliga season, with the club currently occupying the tenth position. He possesses good physicality and operates as a box-to-box midfielder, but is also capable of playing in other midfield roles.
Manu Koné was developed by Toulouse, where he played until being sold to Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2021. Since arriving in Germany, he has been one of the key players for Die Fohlen. The PSG target is also a part of the French national youth team and currently represents the U21 side.