Man United Transfer News: Jose Mourinho Wants To Boost His Defence With £30million Move For Atletico Madrid Right-back Sime Vrsaljko


JOSE MOURINHO has reportedly put Atletico Madrid right-back Sime Vrsaljko on his Manchester United wishlist.

The Croatian star has impressed for the La Liga side this season and helped them to win the Europa League last night.

AFP Manchester United have added Atletico right-back Sime Vrsaljko to their transfer wishlist

And those performances have led to Mourinho making the 26-year-old one of his summer targets, according to Sport.

But Atletico’s £30million asking price could prove a big stumbling block.

Vrsaljko cost just £14.5m from Sassuolo in 2016 but Diego Simeone and chiefs at the Spanish outfit believe his valuation has doubled since.

The defender has made over 30 appearances this season and offers versatility as well as an attacking threat.

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Getty Atletico stars Sime Vrsaljko, left, and Stefan Savic, right, celebrate with fitness coach Oscar Ortega after winning the Europa League last night

The ace is equally as comfortable play on the left of defence and loves to support attacks with his superb crossing ability.

Antonio Valencia has been United’s first-choice right-back for a number of years and been one of the Red Devils’ best and most-consistent performers.

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But Mourinho wants competition for the 32-year-old.

He has already deemed Matteo Darmian surplus to requirements and giving him the green light to leave Old Trafford this summer, freeing up room in his squad for a new addition.

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