Manchester United have got their eyes on Villareal midfielder Bruno Soriano, according to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.
27 year-old Soriano, has been an impressive member of the Villareal team in the past year and according to Cadena Ser, Manchester United have sent scouts to watch him and they could potentially put in an offer for the player in the January transfer window.
Soriano is a product of the Villareal youth academy and has made 123 appearances for his boyhood club. But at 27, Soriano is something of a late developer, having only become a regular member of the Yellow Submarine’s first team in the 2009-2010 season.
His performances also caught the eye of the Spanish national team Head Coach Vicente Del Bosque, who drafted Soriano into the Spain squad immediately after their World Cup triumph in 2010. The midfielder has two caps for his country to date.
Soriano is left-footed and is versatile as he can also operate as a left-back or a left-sided midfielder if needed. But Villareal would be reluctant to sell Soriano in January as they chase a top-four finish in the Spanish Primera Liga this season.
They haven’t made a particularly great start to the new season and selling one of their main assets mid-way through the season would damage them further.
Despite spending around £50 million in the summer on Ashley Young, Phil Jones and David De Gea, it seems Manchester United are still in the market for more signings. They have been linked with Atletico Madrid defender Alvaro Dominguez and FC Twente winger Ola John in recent weeks, and Soriano is now the latest player to be linked with a move to Old Trafford.