Paper Talk: United eye Sociedad star; Spurs up £35m chase

Date published: Tuesday 27th February 2018 8:27

Manchester United are being tipped to sign a £20million-rated Real Sociedad right-back, while Liverpool face a renewed battle to sign a Portugal forward, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.



Manchester United have joined Real Madrid and Barcelona in the race to sign Real Sociedad right-back Alvaro Odriozola, according to reports on Tuesday.

The Sun claims United have sent scouts to watch the highly-rated 21-year-old play against Red Bull Salzburg in the Europa League last Thursday and came away impressed by his display.

Odriozola, a Spain Under-21 international, is rated at around the £20million bracket by Sociedad, who look increasingly likely to sell their prized asset this summer – and the paper reckons United are at the front of the queue to sign the player given their greater need to sign a new long-term right-back.

Jose Mourinho is stepping up his hunt for specialist full-backs with both Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young converting to the position in recent years.

Odriozola is seen as a top talent in Spain, demonstrating great pace and skill going forward, and United scouts will have been impressed after seeing the full-back score in the match – despite Sociedad crashing out of the Europa League on the night.


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