Jules Kounde is on the path to enjoy a highly successful career at a world class club, of that there is barely little doubt.
However, this summer it appears Manchester United are perhaps edging closer to bringing Sevilla's star centre-back to Old Trafford in a surprise swoop.
In demand Jules Kounde has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Manchester UnitedInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Solskjaer will be keen to add reinforcements to his defence before the start of the season
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is already preparing another LaLiga raid for Raphael Varane from Real and could be tempted to switching his formation to a three-man defence which would consist of Varane, Kounde and club captain Harry Maguire.
While much is known about England star Maguire and the experienced Varane, Kounde at just 22-years-old is still only potential - albeit he has displayed plenty of talent already to show he could become a world class defender.
Kounde's abilities tick many boxes that Solskjaer's side are currently lacking and he could hold the key pieces the Red Devils need to launch their first serious bid for the Premier League title since they last won it in 2013 under Sir Alex Ferguson.
One immediate benefit is that just by bringing Kounde to Old Trafford, Solskjaer would be getting two for the price of one.
Despite standing at 5ft 8in, Kounde carries a strong aerial threat in both penalty boxes
The centre-back's strength makes him a tricky opponent for many attackers, including Barcelona's Lionel Messi (both pictured in October)Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Not only does Kounde star as a centre-back but he is also very comfortable playing as a right sided full-back. This gives the United boss freedom to play with a potential three-man defence or even move Kounde out to the right should he look to replace/step-in for Aaron Wan Bissaka - or even switch his formation mid-match.
Although it wasn't a position he played in much last year, he did feature at right-back during his only appearance at Euro 2020, playing the full 90 minutes alongside Varane in France's 2-2 group stage draw with Portugal.
Kounde's real selling point though is his all-round ability that marks him out as a modern day centre-back despite what would appear to be his concerning height of 5ft 8in - a disadvantage