Man Utd defender linked with transfer to Paris Saint-Germain Féminine

Manchester United Women’s Aïssatou Tounkara could be set for a return to her homeland with Paris St. Germain Féminine.

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The defender moved to Manchester United last summer but has struggled for game time since her arrival and could be set to end her stay at the club, according to Le Parisien.

Tounkara, 28, was included in the France squad for this summer’s World Cup but has endured a miserable time in the Women’s Super League (WSL) and has fallen down the pecking order at the club and Paris St. Germain are set to swoop for the centre back.

Prior to her move to Manchester, Tounkara had spent four years with Primera Division Femenina side Atletico de Madrid Femenino but was lured to the WSL by Marc Skinner and signed a two year deal with the club.

However, the French international has been unable to dislodge both Millie Turner and Maya Le Tissier in the Red Devils back line and even found herself left out of the squad for the FA Cup Final defeat to Chelsea in May, though it now appears she could be offered an escape route.

Le Parisien claim that discussions have already began with the defender, with the club identifying her as an ideal replacement for Swedish international Amanda Ilestedt, who will leave the club this summer.

It is believed PSG previously held an interest in the player in previous years but had not made any formal move for her. The club will now look to secure her signature over the summer as they look to bolster their backline ahead of the new league campaign.