Manchester United have learnt how much they would have to cough up to land AS Monaco’s Benoit Badiashile.
The Red Devils have previously been linked with the centre-back, with it reported back in 2020 that the Manchester outfit saw a €25m bid rejected for Monaco:
⚪️🔴 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
Now, as Badiashile continues to impress, how much United would have to pay for the 20-year-old has been revealed.
As per the Sun who also cite United’s previous bid in 2020, Manchester United will have to offer Monaco at least £40m to regain pole position in the race to sign Badiashile.
It is added that Man United club remain interested in Badiashile but now face stiffer competition, with West Ham and Newcastle also said to have shown an interest in the youngster.
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Who is Benoit Badiashile?
Badiashile is a product of AS Monaco’s youth system.
Despite his tender years, the youngster spent the last couple of seasons slowly pushing his way into Monaco’s senior set-up, courtesy of some impressive displays.
In 2018/19 and 2019/20, Badiashile notched 36 Ligue 1 appearances.
And, in 2020/21, he established himself as a key cog in Monaco’s backline, garnering 35 appearances in the French top-flight, across which he has scored two and assisted one.
And so far this term, Badiashile has featured 20 times for Monaco.
The defender’s standout displays have also seen him establish himself as a regular starter for France’s youth teams, including at under-19 and under-21 level, where he has already garnered a number of appearances.
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