Anglo-Nigerian Angelo Ogbonna who has impressed for West Ham this season is said to have attracted the interest of the two Manchester club...
According to the Independent, Manchester United could be poised for a transfer battle with fierce rivals Manchester City after both expressed an interest in signing the in-form Nigerian born defender Ogbonna who plays for the Italy national football team.
|Ogbonna has had a pretty good season for the Hammers|
According to The Times, West Ham’s Ogbonna has emerged as the leading candidate to boost United’s defensive options given his impressive performances of late and experience of playing in the Premier League, but City are also primed to make a bid for the Italy international, with serious questions remaining over their centre-back options.
Having initially struggled to find his feet in England, Ogbonna has excelled for the Hammers since coming into the first team in November, and has gone about justifying the £8m that Slaven Bilic sanctioned to be paid to Juventus to sign the 27-year-old.
United actually came close to signing Ogbonna in 2012 when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge at Old Trafford, only to balk at Torino’s £16m asking price, and the centre-back would go on to join their Turin rivals a year later for £10m.