Jordi Alba to Manchester United: Barcelona might be set to lose Jordi Alba as Manchester United plan shock bid for the defender.
Manchester United have struggled ever since the beginning of the 2018/19 season. During the summer transfer window, the club failed to fulfill the manager’s player demands, and as the season began, it reflected directly on their performance.
The club is currently 8th in the Premier League, with 13 points from eight matches. Their last match against Newcastle United, however, has brought a positive spirit among the club supporters, as Mourinho’s side came from 0-2 down in the second half to win 3-2.
Alexis Sanchez, who has underperformed ever since joining the club in January, scored the winner for United against Newcastle. Anthony Martial and Juan Mata also bagged goals, and Paul Pogba was influential in the second-half comeback at Old Trafford.
As positivity fuels among Manchester United supporters after the match against Newcastle, good news may await for them in the transfer market. It is being reported that Manchester United are eyeing Barcelona defender Jordi Alba.
Jordi Alba to Manchester United:
Manchester United have been facing defensive crisis ever since the season began. It was reported that the board has denied Jose Mourinho his list of signings, and even when Manchester United are at the top half of the table, there goal difference remains to be in the negative.
📰 [SPORT] | Manchester United wants Jordi Alba
🔶 Manchester United is very attentive to the movements of Jordi Alba, who has not renewed his contract
🔷 The Red Devils are willing to bet on Jordi Alba, whose contract ends in 2020 pic.twitter.com/geUyjjLmaf
— BarcaTimes (@BarcaTimes) October 9, 2018
However, English media outlet TalkSport now reports that Manchester United are eyeing a move for Jordi Alba. It is claimed that the delay in offering a new contract from FC Barcelona has prompted the English giants to make a move for the defender.
It is also being reported that Barcelona have identified a replacement for Jordi Alba in Ferland Mendy, which opens the door for United to sign the Spanish defender.
3 – @FCBarcelona‘s Jordi Alba is the second defender to have assisted three goals in the same @ChampionsLeague game since at least 2003/04 (Lahm vs Lille in November 2012). Jet. pic.twitter.com/xbEU8gJFjQ
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) October 3, 2018
Jordi Alba last signed a contract with Barcelona in 2015. His deal with the club will expire in June 2020. It is claimed that a delay in offering the new deal can trigger him to leave the club next year.
Manchester United are interested in signing Jordi Alba, whose contract expires in 2020. The full-back so far, has not been notified by the club regarding a renewal. [sport] pic.twitter.com/XzMAFeufrk
— Barça Centre (@barcacentre) October 9, 2018
Manchester United are also linked with a loan-move for 33-year old Swedish defender Andreas Granqvist.
Manchester United have been linked with a shock January move for Sweden’s World Cup captain Andreas Granqvist.
— Totally Man Utd™ (@TotallyMUFC) October 5, 2018
The player is also keen on the move and insisted that if such possibility arrives in January, he will be open for a loan-switch to Manchester United.