Rumour: Manchester United Interested in Argentinian Defender

Rumours from trusted La Voix du Nord say that the red-shirted team of Manchester is eyeing 21 year old Facundo Medina, currently at franch side RC Lens.

The left back, that also can play as a centre-back, has only recently moved to Ligue 1 from Talleres de Córdoba in the Argentinian league. Apparently he has done so well that he’s reportedly caught the interest of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a possible back-up for Luke Shaw or a future partner for Harry Maguire in the centre defence. A position today held by a somewhat criticized Victor Nilsson Lindelöf who also is left footed just like Facundo Medina.

Medinas height of just 180 cm might make him more suitable for his original position as left back though, as teams in the Premier League have a history of preffering taller centre-backs adjusted for the more vertical football the British Islands are known for. Although this does not seem to be a problem for national team coach Lionel Scaloni who brought Medina on for his debut against Bolivia in the 2022 WC Qualifiers, coming on the pitch instead for Lautaro Martinez in the 89th minute. A game won by Argentina 2-1.

If a transfer goes through for the talented Medina we hope that his legacy ends better than that of the other Argentinians currently at Manchester United. With both Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero rumoured to leave the club this January after several seasons with a severe lack of play time.

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