Man United Europa League winner holds talks with Real Betis

Man United Europa League winner holds talks with Real Betis as he closes in on new club following his release… but Manuel Pellegrini’s side face competition from Premier League newboys Sheffield United and Luton

  • The free agent played 37 times for Manchester United before being released 
  • Former Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini’s Real Betis are seventh in LaLiga
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A former Manchester United defender – who was part of the side that lifted the Europa League in 2016-17 – is in talks to join Real Betis.

The free agent has been talking to Sheffield United and Luton Town this summer as he looked to secure a deal with a Premier League side.

Both the Blades and Premier League debutants Luton have struggled on their promotion to the top-flight this term, with both shipping a combined 16 goals so far this season.

As such, they may be keen to shore up any holes in their thus-far leaky defences that may have arisen, with free agents the best source of reinforcement now that the transfer deadline has passed. 

However he is now discussing a move to LaLiga with Betis who are coached by former Manchester City and West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Axel Tuanzebe was released from Manchester United at the end of last season, having made 37 appearances

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are currently sat seventh in LaLiga after beating Rayo Vallecano last time out

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High flying Championship side Ipswich Town, managed by former United coach Kieran McKenna, had also expressed interest in the 25-year-old former England U21 international.

Betis are seventh in La Liga after beating Rayo Vallecano 1-0 at the weekend.

Tuanzebe was released from United at the end of last season, having graduated from the youth academy in 2014 and playing his way through the youth teams. 

He did manage 37 appearances in the iconic red shirt, but played the vast majority of his football further afield. 

Three spells on loan at Aston Villa yielded some 46 games, while Tuanzebe also spent time at Italian giants Napoli, and Stoke City. 


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