Manchester United demanded to pay King’s ransom for Edmond Tapsoba

Transfer News: Manchester United will have to pay ‘astronomical’ fees to land Edmond Tapsoba

According to German media Online PR, Manchester United will have to part ways with a king’s ransom for the transfer of Bayer Leverkusen star Edmond Tapsoba.

Leverkusen caught Portuguese team defender Vitoria Guimaraes for a hefty sum in January last year. He has since emerged as a major force for the Germans and is now an automatic first choice in the game XI.

The Red Devils are looking for a new center-back ahead of the summer window. Tapsoba is pacy and good on the ball, making himself a great candidate for partner Harry Maguire.

Manchester United will have to pay ‘astronomical’ fees to land Edmond Tapsoba (Image credits: Moritz Müller)

While United’s interest is no secret, more clubs are being alerted to the 22-year-old’s abilities at Leverkusen. The report adds that it is highly unlikely to be on the move anytime soon.

With Sven Bender and his brother Lars Bender retiring and Jonathan Tah having made it clear that he wanted to move, Leverkusen would hate to part with Tapsoba.

The Burkina Faso international is the ideal candidate to rebuild his defense and would consider letting him go if a compelling offer is made.

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Given the financial implications of the Covid-19 pandemic, it stands to reason that United will not pay crazy sums to land a player. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently admitted that the club will have to act responsible in the transfer market.

Considering his claims, it’s hard to see us going all the way to land in Tapsoba, at least this summer.

Leverkusen hit the jackpt with Tapsoba (Christian Kolbert / kolbert-press / Pool)

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Tapsoba is believed to have a release clause of approximately £ 44m in his contract. He has made 30 appearances for the Germans this season, scoring two goals. (h / t Transfermarkt)

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