Man Utd beaten by Dortmund in Soumaila Coulibaly transfer race with 17-year-old PSG defender likened to Upamecano

MANCHESTER UNITED have been beaten to highly-rated teenage defender Soumaila Coulibaly by Borussia Dortmund.

The Bundesliga side will be joined by the 17-year-old in the summer when his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires.

Dormund have done exceptionally well to secure Coulibaly's signature.

Clubs from the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga were all interested in bringing him in, but it is Dortmund who have finalised a pre-contract agreement.

Borussia Monchengladbach manager Marco Rose will become the new boss at the Westfalenstadion at the end of the season.

And Coulibaly can't wait to get going at his new home.

Speaking to The Mail about his move, Coulibaly was thrilled to be joining the German side.

He said: "It was nice to have so much interest from so many clubs, but I cannot wait to get started with Dortmund.

"They are a great club with a proven track record of developing some of the best young talents in the world and I aim to do my best for the club and fans.

"I am thankful to my agents [Epic Sports] for helping me in making this move to Dortmund and also to Paris Saint-Germain where I have learnt so much already in my career."


Coulibaly has been compared to highly-rated RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, who has also been linked with Man Utd.

But now Coulibaly is set to join up with a number of other young talents in the Dortmund squad including Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho, Gio Reyna and Jude Bellingham.

However, Haaland and Sancho have both been linked with moves away from Germany this summer.

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