Football TransfersManchester United Faces Competition from Bayern Munich in the Summer Transfer Window
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Manchester United will compete with Bayern Munich For Ralf Rangnick’s favorite RB Leipzig’s Midfielder of RB Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer.

The 24-year-old Konrad Laimer is considered one of the top center midfielders in the Bundesliga and is a favorite of interim Red Devils manager Ralf Rangnick. Rangnick coached Laimer for a season at Leipzig in 2018-19, and the two are about to meet at the international level, as the former United manager will shortly begin his career as Austria’s head coach.

Rangnick had recommended that the Red Devils sign Laimer during the summer transfer window to kickstart a new era as he prepared to hand over the Old Trafford dugout to incoming manager Erik ten Hag and take up a two-year consultancy role with the club, only for Bayern to now join the battle for the £23 million-rated dynamo.

According to sources, the German heavyweights are planning an opening bid of roughly £15.3 million, and Julian Nagelsmann, another former Leipzig manager, is eager to work with Laimer again in Bavaria. The Red Bull-backed team may be forced to sell the midfielder this summer since his contract expires in 2023.

Other Premier League teams are reportedly interested in Laimer, who turns 25 later this month, but the Red Devils will rely on Rangnick’s personal touch to get him to Old Trafford. United are in dire need of a player of his caliber, with Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba’s contracts scheduled to expire in June, leaving the midfield department depleted.

Laimer recently broke his silence on the possibility of leaving Leipzig, saying: “I’m currently playing for RB Leipzig. My contract goes until 2023, so it’s pointless to speculate about [transfer rumors] at this point in the season.” Otherwise, there’d be discontent, and I’d have to worry about things that aren’t as essential as they should be.” In May, I’ll be 25 years old and have enough experience to make such judgments confidently. I require a pleasant sensation. I have to agree with what others say. It’s all about the strategy with me and the team. Of sure, objectives are important. I’ll do it if I’m certain about it. Every player and circumstance is unique.

“What happened to one player may or may not occur to another. It might also rely on the sort of player you are and what motivates you. Getting knowledge is beneficial, but I make my own conclusions. I focus on myself rather than the paths of others.”

Rangnick stated when he accepted the Austria post that he was still looking forward to making the Red Devils “a genuine power again,” and that he will meet with Ten Hag at the conclusion of the season to discuss “creating a new squad.”

“In the past, I’ve had regular conversations with the board, exchanging our perspectives on the present situation,” the 63-year-old added. “But it’s crucial to me that we can establish a new team, a new group, working with Erik and the scouting department.

“Erik and his coaching staff will be much better with a new bunch of players with talent and mentality. They may then guide this club into locations where it belongs. The fans will then want to see Manchester United.”