Man Utd and PSG show interest in surprise Brest sensation

Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are keeping tabs on Brest midfielder Romain Faivre after a string of impressive performances in Ligue 1 this season.

The 22-year-old signed for Brest from Monaco in July 2020 for a fee of around £400,000 after failing to make much of an impression at the Stade Louis II.

It appears that it was an incredibly shrewd bit of business from Brest, though, with Faivre making 19 Ligue 1 appearances this season, scoring four goals and catching the eye of Euroepan giants.

His form also saw him called up to the France Under-21 side this season, earning four caps and scoring two goals so far.

Faivre is predominantly a left-winger, but can play on either flank and has also been used more as a forward as well.

French publication Le 10 Sport report that ‘hordes of clubs’ are monitoring Faivre, given his current form, but specifically name Manchester United and PSG as holding an interest in him.

The Frenchman is under contract at Brest until 2024, but the likes of United and PSG would not find it difficult to tempt him away from Brest, and offer his side a huge profit on their tiny outlay for the midfielder.

Brest are currently 11th in Ligue 1 and do not compete in European competition.

United are not expected to be busy with signing players this month, with outgoings more likely than incomings at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been open about wanting to get rid of Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo this month, with their contracts expiring in the summer.

‘Both of them have contracts until the summer and they’re not going to be extended,’ Solskjaer said on Friday. ‘We’re looking for them to find clubs.

‘Marcos has been given time to go home so he’s still in Argentina. Sergio has been back home as well to see his family but he’s back in England now.

‘They are professionals, they are working hard. They are ready if they are called in for us. Of course, Marcos would have to travel and quarantine before [he plays for United again].’

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