Agent says Man Utd face stiff competition for Defour

The agent of Standard Liege midfielder Steven Defour has warned Manchester United they face a battle for his signature.

The agent of Standard Liege midfielder Steven Defour has warned Manchester United they face a battle for his signature.

After a stunning recovery, Defour has shown flashes of the form that made him one of Europe's top targets, with a January move to Old Trafford touted.

But Defour’s agent Paul Stefani believes the player needs time to fully recover, saying: "He is playing really well and has reacted well since his return from injury. He is playing well but he needs three or four games to be better than 100 per cent and prove himself in his position.

"Yes, it is true he is being watched. He is being monitored by seven clubs at the moment from England, France, Spain and Italy."

When asked if a move in the transfer window was a possibility, he replied: "We don’t know. It depends on the club and whether or not there is a big move in the January window that could see other people move."

"I have received positive phone calls from clubs in the UK, who have said they can do things, so we will wait and see," he told sport.co.uk.

 
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