Manchester United fans here in the Transfer Tavern are always discussing potential targets for their club and having overheard numerous conversations, this bartender notes that the full-back roles are a concern, so the Manchester Evening News’ revelation that Jordi Alba is a summer target really is interesting.
It’s understood that doubts remain surrounding Luke Shaw’s future – the former Southampton man has been linked with a host of clubs of late – and beyond him there are few options for Jose Mourinho to call upon at left-back.
Regardless of their Champions League/Europa League fate for 2017/18, Man United are likely to spend to get fresh faces into the squad, and the MEN believe £25m-rated Alba of Barcelona is a serious target.
It’s understood that the 28-year-old left-sided defender is open to the idea of relocating to Old Trafford, with the Spain international an admirer of both the club and Mourinho.
Although at Barca, one of the biggest clubs on the planet, Alba may be unsettled after being dropped for recent big clashes with Atletico Madrid and the spectacular European comeback vs. Paris Saint-Germain.
However, with manager Luis Enrique due to quit the Nou Camp at the end of the campaign, the player might wait to see who comes in to replace him before committing to a transfer.
Alba has won numerous leagues and cups with Barcelona as well as EURO 2012 with La Roja.
Should Jordi alba be a prime target for Manchester United this summer?