Boca Juniors prospect and reported Manchester United defensive target Aaron Anselmino has reportedly put pen to paper on a fresh deal that has abolished his release clause.

Anselmino is believed to be a target for United ahead of the upcoming summer transfer window.

The Red Devils are on the hunt for reinforcements in the defensive department and this need was made even more profound following Raphael Varane’s recent announcement that he’s set to leave Old Trafford at the end of the campaign.

United continue to be linked to players such as Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Edmond Tapsoba (Bayer Leverkusen), Leny Yoro (Lille), Antonio Silva (Benfica), Goncalo Inacio (Sporting Lisbon) and Max Kilman (Wolves), just to mention some names.

A previous report covered by The Peoples Person relayed that United have begun to look into the South American talent market in more depth to unearth relatively unknown gems courtesy of the constraints brought about by the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR). This is where stars like Juan Gimenez, Franco Mastantuono, Ian Subiabre, Tomas Parmo and of course Anselmino, come in.

Back in March, Anselmino publicly responded to the speculation suggesting he could be on his way to United. He said that in the meantime, his head is at Boca and he’s primarily focused on achieving the best results with the Argentina-based outfit.

Anselmino signed a contract back in January until 2028, which was believed to have a release clause worth around £15 million, an increase on a previous figure.

Rio Negro now report that Boca have had a rethink and have made steps to completely do away with the release clause, in an apparent effort to have greater control over the 19-year-old’s future.

The outlet shares that Anselmino has signed an improved contract, which still runs until 2028 but with an improved financial package that reflects his growing status and importance to the side.

Boca have high hopes for Anselmino and believe he has what it takes to break into the Argentina national team.

It’s not only United that are eyeing the central defender, AC Milan are also tracking his progress.

Rio Negro add that whichever suitor wants Anselmino will now have to sit down with Juan Román Riquelme and his “football council” to negotiate a price for the player. The feeling was that £15 million is too cheap for European clubs that have very deep pockets.

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