Real Madrid would reportedly be able to sit down and negotiate a transfer agreement that would see versatile defender Nacho Fernandez move to Manchester United.
Though, the Red Devils would face paying around €36million to persuade Real to let Nacho Fernandez go this January, according to Spanish outlet Don Balon.
It remains to be seen if Manchester United would view that as good value for money, but it looks a reasonably low-risk deal for the Premier League giants to try that could see them significantly strengthen a problem position.
Norwegian boss has just been dealt the blow of missing Harry Maguire to injury, while Eric Bailly has also had several fitness issues in recent times.
Meanwhile, Manchester United won’t want to be relying too much on unconvincing defenders like Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof for too long, so Nacho Fernandez seems a worthwhile target.
The 29-year-old defender has plenty of experience from his career at the Bernabeu, where he’s played his part in several major trophy wins.
The Spain international centre-back is a one-club man, having spent his entire career with Real Madrid, though mainly as a squad player, though he’s still contributed to four Champions League title wins, as well as success in the Copa del Rey and La Liga.
That was winning know-how could come in handy at the Red Devils right now as the club struggle to get back to their old dominant ways.