MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly joined the race for Eintracht Frankfurt centre-back Evan Ndicka.
The 22-year-old has impressed this season, helping the German outfit to reach the Europa League final.
Evan Ndicka in action against West Ham in the Europa League semi-final second leg[/caption]
It’s claimed the Red Devils are ready to rival Newcastle to the signing of the highly rated Frenchman.
Ndicka is out of contract at Frankurt at the end of next season, and a fee of just £17million is believed to be enough to secure his services this summer.
The Bundesliga side face the prospect of either selling on the cheap in the upcoming window or losing Ndicka for nothing in 12 months time.
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Incoming United boss Erik ten Hag sat down with United chiefs on Friday to discuss the club’s transfer plan going forward.
Along with two midfielders and a striker, centre-half is one of the positions he wants to strengthen before next season.
But the Red Devils are set to face stiff competition for his signature.
Moneybags Newcastle also reportedly want Ndicka and are ready to splash the cash once again after signing five new players in January.
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Elsewhere Arsenal and Tottenham were credited with an interest in Ndicka earlier in the year, although interest seems to have cooled in recent months.
Ndicka has made 41 appearances for Frankfurt in all competitions this season, including 10 in the Europa League.