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Manchester United have made enquiry to sign €50 million World Cup goalkeeper Yassine Bounou in the January transfer window

Manchester United have made an enquiry for Sevilla and Moroccan World Cup star Yassine Bounou ahead of the January transfer window.

That’s according to a report from TuttoMercatoWeb who claim that Man United could be set for a battle with Bayern Munich for his signature.

Bounou, also known as ‘Bono’, was a star for Morocco at the World Cup in Qatar this winter.

La Razon recently claimed that the 31-year-old stopper has a €50 million release clause inserted into his current contract. However, he may be available for a little less than that in January.

And with Erik Ten Hag on the hunt for a top-class goalkeeper, it seems as though the Sevilla ace may well be the man for the job.

Manchester United eyeing Bono swoop in January transfer window

Bono is a very good goalkeeper, and he proved that out in Qatar with some exceptional saves including his incredible display in the penalty shoot-out win over Spain.

The Sevilla ace possesses superb reflexes, is strong and commanding in the air and has an impressive array of passing in his arsenal.

However, €50m is an awful lot of money to be spending on a goalkeeper, especially given the fact that David de Gea seems to be back to his best now.

At 31, the Moroccan would hardly be a signing for the future either. Ten Hag is more likely to sign an up-and-coming young goalkeeper like Leeds United’s Illan Messier in January or an experienced stopper for a small fee – perhaps Yann Sommer.

Bounou would be a strong addition for United in the January transfer window – but not for €50m.

Read also: Ten Hag is reportedly very serious about signing Napoli star in January.