The Juventus defender is described as a “animal”…
Manchester United is exploring a summer battle with Premier League rival Tottenham Hotspur for Juventus center-back Gleison Bremer.
Both Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane have been signed in recent years to strengthen the Red Devils’ backline, and while progress has been made, manager Erik ten Hag will be looking to strengthen further after reclaiming a place in the Champions League with a top-four finish.
Winning the Carabao Cup and returning to the summit of European play is an undeniably good start, but United ended 14 points behind divisional champions Manchester City, having shipped ten more goals (43) than city rivals and top four contemporaries Newcastle United (33).
So, Bremer could provide a solution, a formula to provide succour and strength to a defensive regiment in tantalizing yearly increments, and according to reports, could join the fold for around £51m if United win the battle for his signature after the Old Lady’s financial woes sent them cheerlessly into the Europa Conference League with a ten-point deduction due to the Old Lady’s financial woes.
Gleison Bremer’s performance at Manchester United?
While Juventus technically finished seventh in Serie A this season, their points punishment cost them fourth place – equal on points with Inter Milan in third – which would have kept them in the Champions League.
With only 33 goals surrendered this season, only Napoli and Lazio in first and second place could match the steely backline, in which Bremer played a decisive part.
According to Sofascore, the three-cap Brazil international averaged a 7.11 rating in the league last season, playing 30 games, scoring four goals, completing 90% of his passes, averaging 3.8 clearances per game, and winning 61% of his aerial battles.
With 12 clean sheets for his illustrious club, it’s little surprise that the “unbelievable” – as writer Ryan Taylor described him – behemoth is receiving interest from ambitious Premier League sides.
His all-encompassing effort would complement Martinez’s, who has established himself as a regular starter at the Theatre of Dreams following his £57 million arrival from Ajax a year ago.
The Argentine has quickly developed as a fan favorite for his no-nonsense defense and unwavering determination to repelling danger, having been dubbed “an absolute warrior” by journalist Jon Dunham.
Bremer, on the other hand, adds a forward-thinking attitude to compliment Martinez’s relentless ubiquity on defense, with the £153k-per-week Juve star ranking among the top 8% for goals, top 5% for touches in the attacking box, and top 19% for aerials won per 90 minutes.
Bremer is a “animal” of a colossus, as Torino‘s Mergim Vojvod put it, and must be brought to Old Trafford to provide Martinez with the ideal partner and to create a whole new feeling of vitality to guarantee Manchester United cut the gap to the very top of the Premier League pack.