Manchester United joins Borussia Dortmund in race to sign David Raum | of football

David Raum

David Raum has emerged as a target for Manchester United (Image: Getty)

Manchester United have entered the race for Hoffenheim defender David Raum.

The German played in the Bundesliga last season with 33 appearances and the most crosses into the penalty area of ​​the top 5 European leagues.

Borussia Dortmund were thought to be in pole position to sign the 24-year-old in a £34million deal, but it has emerged the German club will need to sell before they can buy.

According to Sky Germany, United are among several Premier League clubs – the others said to be West Ham and Newcastle – interested in space.

The report goes on to say that a move abroad is likely for the left-back due to Dortmund’s financial difficulties.

Hoffenheim are keen to sell Raum, whose contract expires in 2026 as the club failed to qualify for Europe, and are aware of a release clause that will take effect in the player’s contract next year.

Luke Shaw

Raum’s arrival at Old Trafford would put pressure on Luke Shaw at left-back (Image: Getty)

Erik ten Hag is looking to bolster his defense this summer as the Red Devils conceded 57 goals last season – the worst tally in the Premier League’s top seven.

Since Patrice Evra left the club, the left-back position has been problematic for United, with Luke Shaw struggling last season before losing his starting spot to Alex Telles.

However, Ten Hag could decide not to spend heavily on space this summer as the Dutchman is reportedly targeting signings through the backbone of the team.

The Manchester giants have been linked with moves for Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong and Christian Eriksen but the former Tottenham midfielder is said to be keen on a return to his old club while a move for fellow countryman Ten Hag is slow to progress.

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