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Manchester United willing to spend on Club America centre-back in January window

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Manchester United, having considered strengthening their central defense last summer, ultimately held off due to Harry Maguire’s determination to secure his position in the team.

Despite this, they welcomed Jonny Evans back into the squad on a free transfer. Now, as we approach the new year, it seems the Red Devils are once again in the market for a central defender.

Fanaticos has reported that the United management is prepared to invest in the acquisition of Caceres, a player who has been delivering ‘exceptional’ performances, capturing the attention of numerous clubs across Europe. Club America, his current team, is reportedly open to letting him go for a modest fee of £4.1 million.

QUITO, ECUADOR – SEPTEMBER 12: Sebastian Caceres of Uruguay warms up prior to a FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier match between Ecuador and Uruguay at Rodrigo Paz Delgado Stadium on September 12, 2023 in Quito, Ecuador. (Photo by Franklin Jacome/Getty Images)

Caceres has been a standout player for Club America this season, boasting an impressive 86 percent pass completion rate and averaging three clearances per match. The 24-year-old has successfully won 55 percent of his duels and has solidified his position in the starting lineup of the Uruguayan national team, playing in each of their World Cup qualifying matches.

It’s highly likely that Manchester United’s scouts have been keeping a close eye on his progress, and with his current low market value, it would not be surprising if the club decides to make a move for him this winter. While he may not walk straight into the starting XI at United, Caceres could offer valuable depth to the squad. His potential arrival might also signal the end of Evans’ time at the club come summertime.

Additionally, the team might look to make a high-profile signing at the season’s end, with any decisions being dependent on the financial health of the club and the specific needs identified by manager Erik ten Hag.

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