Barcelona target shock Man Utd man in case of €70m De Ligt failure

Date published: Wednesday 26th June 2019 10:45

Barcelona have lined up a move for a Manchester United defender should they fail in their pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt, reports in Spain claim.

If recent reports are to be believed then Barcelona’s chances of bringing De Ligt – who has also been linked with the Red Devils – to La Liga are slim.

Mundo Deportivo (via Sport Witness) report on Wednesday that the Catalan giants ‘want’ Victor Lindelof as an alternative to De Ligt, who is now likely to join Serie A outfit Juventus.

It is believed that Barca are still keen to bring in a centre-back this summer with only Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti and Jean-Clair Todibo at Ernesto Valverde’s disposal in that position.

Despite Uniteds reluctance to let Lindelof leave, Barca are hopeful that the Premier League side would sell up for the right price.

The Red Devils’ lack of Champions League football could play into Barca’s hands as they hope it could convince Lindelof to look at a move to the Camp Nou with ‘better eyes’.

It is understood that the Blaugrana have even contacted United over the possibility of bringing the Sweden international to Spain, but after speaking to them ‘several times’ the answer is always ‘no, thanks’.

 

Get the latest personalised Red Devils products on our new TEAMtalk Man Utd shop!

 

Related Articles

HAVE YOUR SAY IN OUR FORUM