MIlos Kerkez: Everything You Need to Know About Talented Left Back Linked to Manchester United

MIlos Kerkez: Everything You Need to Know About Talented Left Back Linked to Manchester United

Rene Otinga
updated at June 6, 2024 at 3:22 PM
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  • Manchester United are believed to be in the market for a left-back this summer amid Luke Shaw’s injury woes
  • The Red Devils have been linked with Milos Kerkez, a talented 20-year-old Hungarian who plays for AFC Bournemouth
  • Football insider Fabrizio Romano claims Kerkez is one of the highest-rated left-backs in the Premier League

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With less than a week until the summer transfer window opens, Manchester United has been linked with several players.

The latest to join the rumour mill is Bournemouth ace Mikos Kerkez, who is reportedly highly rated by the Red Devils.

Milos Kerkez, Manchester United, Bournemouth, Transfer, Hungary.
Milos Kerkez came to the Premier League in the summer of 2023, and has been a revelation in English top flight. Photo: Robin Jones/Visionhaus.
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United are in dire need of a solution at left-back, especially with Luke Shaw’s consistent injury troubles.

The 28-year-old had a torrid campaign in the 2023/2024 season, making just 15 appearances for Erik ten Hag last season.

Ahead of the Euros, England boss Gareth Southgate admitted that Shaw, who has not played for United since February 18, was a ‘long shot’.

United's other left-back option is Tyrell Malacia, but the youngster has also had his injury issues. This leaves the club's bosses doubting whether they can rely on either player.

Who is Milos Kerkez?

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Red Devils have set their sights on Kerkez, who is regarded as one of the most fascinating players in his position in Europe.

“Milos Kerkez, very good talent, one of the most interesting left-backs around Europe. There is interest.” Fabrizio said on his Youtube channel.

Kerkez, 20, represents Hungary at international level and has 15 caps for his country.

He progressed through the youth ranks in various clubs across Europe, including Rapid Vienna and AC Milan, before eventually joining Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in 2022.

After spending 18 months in the Netherlands, Bournemouth came calling in July 2023. He moved to The Cherries for £15.5 million.

What Bournemouth manager said

Bournemouth manager Andoni Iraola praised Kerkez in his debut season in the Premier League last season, admitting that he expected more from the young Hungarian in the future.

“He [Kerkez] has been playing a lot of minutes, for someone of his age, because he is really young," Iraola said in March.

Part of the reason the left-back has impressed so much is his consistency for Bournemouth. According to Transfermarkt, Kerkez made 33 appearances across all competitions, including 28 in the league.

Iraola added, “He has had just one injury, which was quite a big injury, but he has recovered and is playing the minutes. It is part of his evolution as a player. He is very young.”

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He was a consistent figure in Marco Rose’s side last season, making 31 appearances in the Bundesliga and netting 14 league goals.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and