Manchester United are reportedly keeping tabs on 22-year-old Stade Brest midfielder Romain Faivre, who is also on the radar of PSG.
According to a report from French outlet Le10 Sport, Premier League heavyweights Manchester United are monitoring the progress of midfielder Romain Faivre, who plies his trade for Ligue 1 club Stade Brest.
Faivre, 22, spent time at the academies of Gennevilloise, Racing Club de France Football and FC Tours before joining AS Monaco in the summer of 2017. The midfielder spent the majority of his time at the club with the B team, managing just first-team appearances, in which he managed a solitary assist.
Last summer saw Brest snap him up for a paltry transfer fee of €500,000 and the midfielder has been a huge revelation ever since. In 18 Ligue 1 appearances for his new club, Faivre has produced a return of four goals and three assists.
A central midfielder by trade, Faivre is a versatile operator and has been used in a multitude of positions this season, with the Frenchman playing as an attacking midfielder, a winger as well as a centre-forward on the rare occasion. His versatile nature and his goal-output have seemingly put him on the radars of a number of top clubs.
Among those now tracking the 22-year-old now are Premier League giants Manchester United and reigning Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.
The Red Devils have a packed midfield unit as things stand, with summer signing Donny van de Beek struggling to get a look-in in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Fred, Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic are all available at the manager’s disposal along with van de Beek himself.
However, there are serious question marks over the future of Pogba, with PSG making him their top transfer target for the summer. So, Manchester United would require to replace the Frenchman in the summer, should he end up departing. And while Jack Grealish continues to be on the Red Devils’ radar, they are also keeping tabs on Brest’s Faivre.
Faivre’s impressive growth at Brest saw him being rewarded with a new and improved contract by the club just four months after he made the switch. At the moment, neither Manchester United nor PSG are planning to make an immediate move for the 22-year-old. But both clubs are keeping an eye on the Frenchman’s growth.