Manchester United may have found an ideal transfer falling straight into their hands, as a stall in contract negotiations has intensified speculation of a high-profile transfer this summer.
Spanish media outlet Fichajes claim Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is demanding a pay rise in Catalonia and the lack of response from the club has ignited Manchester United’s interest in the World Cup winner.
Busquets has been an ever-present figure in Barcelona’s success in recent years but he’s yet to be rewarded with a fresh contract that meets his demands, as he wants to match the wages earned by team-mates Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez.
If there are no developments, Busquets may seek an exit and Manchester United would be in pole position to land his signature, although they’d face competition from rivals Manchester City and French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
With the 27-year-old having won everything he possibly could at club and international level so far in his career, the combative midfielder may find a fresh challenge appealing but he may demand Champions League football, which United face a test in landing.
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