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Reports: 4 African World Cup Stars Mourinho Could Target

Reports: 4 African 2018 FIFA World Cup Stars Jose Mourinho Could Target

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jun 27, 2018 02:25 PM @KurtLaduma

Many players have impressed at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, but a report suggests that Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho could very well be interested in four African stars who have represented their countries on the world’s biggest stage.

Click through the gallery to see the four players Mourinho could target.

Senegal has been one of the standout African teams in Russia, with Sadio Mane and his teammates currently sitting second in Group H. The Lions of Teranga are unbeaten from their first two matches, and will go up against Colombia on Thursday.

Centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly has stood out for Senegal, and according to Manchester Evening News, he might be one of four African players Mourinho considers making a move for in this transfer window.

The 27-year-old Napoli defender has put in two solid displays so far in Russia, and has been hailed for being a rock in the Senegalese backline. The report claims that Mourinho might also be looking at his teammate Moussa Wague.

The 19-year-old right-back became the youngest ever African goalscorer at the World Cup, when he found the back of the net against Japan this past Sunday.

The publication also speculates as to whether Mourinho might be tempted to make a swoop for Nigeria winger Ahmed Musa, who scored twice in his country’s win over Iceland, and looked a constant threat against Argentina.

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The last player mentioned as a potential target is Morocco playmaker Hakim Ziyech. The Ajax Amsterdam star showed glimpses of his quality in Russia, but was unfortunately unable to inspire to his team to qualify for the knockout stages from Group B.

Do you think any of these players would be a good fit for United? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jun 28, 2018 04:33 AM
On those four there's no man United material
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SIBONISO259@GMAIL.COM Jun 28, 2018 12:22 AM
well done
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Drknowitall Jun 27, 2018 03:49 PM
Musa is magnificent but his more of an Arsenal, West Ham or Everton kind of player not ManUnited
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The_Diski_God Jun 27, 2018 03:46 PM
That ziyech boi is absolutely marvelous...

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