Manchester United has allegedly shown an interest in acquiring Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara during the current winter transfer window, according to MARCA. Having reached the last six months of his contract with Les Olympiens, Kamara is now free to sign a new deal with any other teams for the next season.
Manchester United, on the other hand, wants to get Kamara during the winter transfer window. They want him for a lower sum, as Ralf Rangnick tries to improve his midfield options. If Manchester United is successful in completing a deal to sign Kamara, they will be acquiring one of the most significant players in the history of the club. This could change the face of the team for good in the upcoming years.
The 22-year-old has established himself as a mainstay in the centre of the park for Marseille. He has made 23 appearances so far this season and also served as captain on several different occasions. Standing at six feet tall, the midfielder would provide Rangnick with a viable option for Scott McTominay and Fred, as well as possibly opening the way for Paul Pogba to leave the club.
Boubacar Kamara quickly rose up the ranks
When he first joined the Marseille academy in 2005, Kamara showed outstanding progression through the ranks of the junior team. He made his professional debut for the club in a Coupe de la Liga match in December 2016. The player has impressed one and all in recent times.
In addition to his impressive club record, Kamara has represented France at every level of youth football. It ranges from the U17s to the U21s. In the unlikely event that he can make the transition to the Premier League and adapt swiftly, he might be in contention for a full international cap with the reigning World Cup winners. He was also an unused replacement in Marseille’s 3-0 loss to Atletico Madrid in the 2018 Europa League final, which took place in Lyon.
The 22-year-old has managed to put up some impressive stats this season. He is averaging 1.5 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, 0.9 clearances, 0.3 blocks and 0.9 crucial passes. To add to that, he has been adding value to the team’s attack, with 2.3 long balls per 90 minutes in the French top-flight this season. That is, according to the official statistics (calculated over 19 appearances). Furthermore, with an average WhoScored rating of 6.80, he has established himself as one of the most outstanding players on his team thus far this season.
What will Kamara bring to the table at Manchester United?
His versatility is one of his most valuable assets in Europe. That is seen by his ability to fill in as a centre-back when called upon to do so (besides a defensive midfielder, of course).
Manchester United is in desperate need of a holding midfielder with an incredible work rate. They want someone with a great passing range and the ability to exercise aerial dominance, which is no surprise. Kamara is the ideal candidate for the position.
Additionally, his signing would bring competition to the midfield pairing of Fred and Scott McTominay. As a result, Rangnick should make every effort to secure his signing during the current transfer window.