Man Utd eye up January deal for RB Leipzig star but face competition from Tottenham

He has become a serious target.

Man Utd eye up January deal for RB Leipzig star but face competition from Tottenham
Man Utd and Tottenham are set to fight it out to sign Lois Openda in January (Picture: Getty)
Man Utd and Tottenham are set to fight it out to sign Lois Openda in January (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United have reportedly made Lois Openda a ‘serious target’ in the January window but must battle Tottenham for the RB Leipzig forward.

The 23-year-old Belgium international has impressed in the Bundesliga with 10 goals and three assists across 14 top-flight matches in Germany this term.

Openda has also scored four times in five Champions League games for RB Leipzig, which has seen him attract interest from both United and Spurs.

United have ‘sounded out’ a potential move for Openda and he has become a top target after impressing Red Devils scouts with two goals against Manchester City last month, according to The Mirror.

Spurs are keen to sign Openda too and feel he would boost their attacking options amid the ongoing struggles of Richarlison.

Openda only joined RB Leipzig in July for £35m and is under contract until 2028 so United and Spurs would likely have to pay a hefty fee to secure his signature.

RB Leipzig star Openda started his career in Belgium with Club Brugge and also played for Dutch side Vitesse and French club RC Lens before moving to Germany.

United and Spurs both currently find themselves outside the Premier League top four and investment in January will be a boost to their hopes of Champions League qualification.

The Red Devils suffered a humiliating 3-0 home defeat to AFC Bournemouth last time out and return to action on Tuesday against Bayern Munich in Europe.

Tottenham, meanwhile, host Newcastle United today (December 10) before a trip to Nottingham Forest on Friday.

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