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Man United eye move for Bayer Leverkusen duo Frimpong and Tapsoba

Manchester United are keeping tabs on Bayer Leverkusen defenders Jeremie Frimpong and Edmond Tapsoba, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The pair have been on United’s radar since last year, and they could move for them this summer.

Both players are having impressive campaigns as Leverkusen chase their first-ever Bundesliga title.

They caught the eye as they beat Bayern Munich over the weekend to go five points clear at the top of the table. 

Frimpong has been a top performer for Leverkusen this season, bagging six goals and seven assists in the league. 

The former Celtic and Manchester City starlet is a rapid and destructive force in attack. His runs in the final third help him evade defenders better than most attackers.

He sometimes gets caught out defensively, but it is the price to pay for his incredible attacking ability that has made him a constant source of goals and assists for Leverkusen. 

Uncertainty hangs over the futures of United right-backs Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Dalot continues to polarise opinions among the fanbase, with many people seeing his value and others believing they are due an upgrade. 

Wan-Bissaka has attracted interest from the Saudi Pro League and could be sold this summer.

Tapsoba is an athletic, ball-playing centre-back who could potentially replace one of Jonny Evans, Victor Lindelof or Raphael Varane this summer. 

Evans signed a short-term deal with the club and is expected to leave this summer, while Varane could follow him through the door after some below-par showings.

Lindelof’s contract runs out next summer, and United may decide to cash in on his remaining value.

Tapsoba can fit in across the backline and has emerged as a potential replacement. He has helped his side keep four clean sheets in 16 league appearances this term.

He excels in progressive actions, recording 6.38 progressive passes per 90 (98th percentile) and 1.79 progressive carries per game (97th percentile).

The 25-year-old Burkina Faso international would be a fantastic addition to United’s backline if they can snap him up, although they will be wary of his weak aerial prowess.

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