Manchester United supporting punters here inside the Football Transfer Tavern are excited at the news coming in from the Express (via Mundo Deportivo) – with the publication suggesting that Manchester United are lining up a January bid for Barcelona defender Marc Bartra.
Bartra, 24, is struggling to amass first-team appearances for the La Liga side, and this has seemingly caught the attention of United manager Louis van Gaal.
Our landlord here in the Transfer Tavern admits he likes the look of the Spanish player, and feels he could be a perfect fit for United alongside Chris Smalling – and would ultimately provide the Red Devils with a long-term solution in the centre-back position.
A handful of Manchester United fans over by the pool table here in the Tavern admit that the club 100% need to sort out their defence in January, and feel the club should really be pursuing world-class, established centre-backs, rather than promising young defenders.
Mike, a hardcore United fan over by the pool table here in the Tavern, feels that United should be trying to sign German defender Mats Hummels in January, rather than Barcelona defender Marco Bartra!
Man United fans….. What do you make of this news? Would you like to see Bartra at Old Trafford? Or not? Let us know below!