Man United could sign 'terrific' Wan-Bissaka upgrade after report - pundit

By Kevin Phillips

16th Jan, 2022 | 6:04pm

Man United could be about to sign 'terrific' Wan-Bissaka replacement after newspaper update - pundit

Kevin Phillips has heaped praise on Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey amid interest from Man United in his signature.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Sunderland and England striker suggested the 21-year-old would be a significant upgrade on Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

According to the Daily Mail (12 January), the Red Devils are in the market for a new right-back and have a strong interest in Lamptey.

Brighton are said to value the England under-21 international at £40million.

He has three-and-a-half years remaining on his contract.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of Lamptey, Phillips said: “Lamptey is such an exciting player.

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“I love watching him.

“Wan-Bissaka has struggled this season.

“When he first went to Man United I thought he’d be a great signing. He’s strong, doesn’t get beat and is great defending one v one. Yes, going forward he had a lot to work on but I thought he could develop that part of his game.

“It just hasn’t happened though. He hasn’t developed. There have been injuries and setbacks which haven’t helped.

“At the end of the day, this is Manchester United we are talking about. When a player doesn’t perform, naturally, you look somewhere else.

“Lamptey is a terrific player. He bombs forward and has excellent technical ability. I think he would be a very good signing. He’d only get better there I think.”

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