Eric Bailly’s Manchester United future in doubt after Varane’s arrival, Newcastle want Tuanzebe

Eric Bailly and Tuanzebe have uncertain future as Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane will be first choice centre-backs. Newcastle are interested in Tuanzebe.

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Newcastle want Tuanzebe 

Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer after the signing of Raphael Varane.

The 23-year-old needs regular first-team football to continue his development, and he is unlikely to get that opportunity at Old Trafford now.

According to reportsNewcastle United are pushing to sign the young centre back, and it will be interesting to see if the Magpies can pull off the transfer in the coming weeks.

Newcastle are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements, and the talented young defender could be a superb long term acquisition for them.

Tuanzebe had played under Steve Bruce in the past when he was on loan at Aston Villa, and the Newcastle manager could help unlock his potential with regular football at St James’ Park.

In other news, Newcastle are hoping to sign Joe Willock from Arsenal, but it has been a frustrating pursuit for them so far. The Gunners are yet to sanction the young midfielder’s departure on loan or a permanent deal. 

Eric Bailly’s future in doubt

Meanwhile, the arrival of Raphael Varane has cast doubts on the future of the Ivorian defender Eric Bailly as well.

The 27-year-old had fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford last season, and he struggled to hold down a regular starting berth alongside Harry Maguire.

The arrival of Varane will only push him further down the pecking order, and the former Villarreal defender needs to play regularly.

Bailly arrived at Old Trafford with a big reputation, but his career at Manchester United has been plagued with injuries.

The defender needs a fresh start, and a move away from the Premier League would be ideal for him.