Three-time European champions Manchester United will have to fend off the interest of several of a strong Premier League Opposition in their quest to sign Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare.
The report from the Daily Mirror has revealed that both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have opened talks with Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare over a potential transfer that could cost £50m.
Boubakary Soumare is a Senegalese born French player making waves in the top flight of French football.
The 20-year-old has been a stronger performer for Lille in this campaign in both the league and the Champions League.
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He has made 16 appearances for Lille in the French Ligue 1 side plus another six games in the Champions League.
In total, Boubakary Soumare has made 22 appearances for Lille in all competitions this season.
Boubakary Soumare has made a lot of impressive outings for Lille and that has propelled the team to third place on the league table though he was unable to make the same impact in the Champions League as the French club crashed out of the competition by finishing last in Group H behind Ajax Amsterdam, Chelsea, and Valencia.
Boubakary Soumare is a utility midfielder that could play in several positions across the midfield.