Manchester United Transfer News: Red Devils rivalling Arsenal for MAJOR prospect

Here is everything you need to know about Manchester United's pursuit of Desire Doue ahead of the Summer Transfer window 2024.

 
12:30pm on Tuesday 28th May 2024
By
Jake Skudder

Manchester United and Arsenal are set to battle it out for one of the brightest young talents in European football.

The two Premier League giants are eyeing a move for French wunderkind Desire Doue, who has been making waves with his performances for Rennes.

Desire Doue: A Rising Star in Ligue 1

Desire Doue, an 18-year-old midfielder, has emerged as one of the standout talents in Ligue 1 over the past season and a half.

His impressive displays have not gone unnoticed, attracting interest from several top clubs across Europe.

Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly leading the race to secure his signature.

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Attacking
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Competition from European Heavyweights

Interest in Doue is not limited to the Premier League. European powerhouses such as Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen, and Borussia Dortmund are also tracking the young prodigy.

Rennes, aware of the growing interest in their star player, are open to a sale but are reportedly demanding a fee in the region of £35 million, including significant add-ons, according to a new report from Mail Online.

United and Arsenal's Interest

Both Manchester United and Arsenal have submitted enquiries about Doue's availability.

United are looking to bolster their midfield options, especially with the recent departure of Anthony Martial.

Arsenal, on the other hand, are keen to add more young talent to their squad as they build for the future.

Potential Transfer Saga

Rennes manager Julien Stephan has acknowledged the possibility of Doue leaving the club, stating, "We know today's market, notably for the very young players. He will decide through his personal ambition. I’m not naive.

"We’re glad to have developed him during the second part of the season. He’s at risk of leaving without a single full season here, which is a shame."

Doue's Impact at Rennes

Doue has made 76 appearances for Rennes, scoring eight goals and providing seven assists.

His teammates have praised him highly, with some calling him the best they have seen.

Despite his youth, Doue has shown maturity and skill beyond his years, making him a valuable asset for any top club.

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