Monday, 23 October, 2017

Manchester United make £36m move for Barcelona's Sergi Roberto

Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho are prepared to activate Sergi Roberto's release clause GETTY Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho are prepared to activate Sergi Roberto's release clause
Isaac Mcdaniel | 08 August, 2017, 00:49

According to Mundo Deportivo, Manchester United has offered Barcelona €40 million for midfielder Sergi Roberto.

Diario Gol suggests Mourinho has been in regular contact with the Barcelona player as Roberto is seeking assurances over regular playing time at Old Trafford.

But with the French champions unwilling to sell any more of their stars, Mundo Deportivo are reporting that they have switched targets and approached Barca instead.

Let's not forget, Sergi was responsible for the most memorable moment for Barcelona last season when he netter a last minute victor over PSG to complete the 6-5 aggregate comeback in Champions.

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And in the wake of emergency, Sergi rose to prominence as he starred in a makeshift role, making 47 appearances in total over last season, with 6 assists and a goal to his name.

The player himself might consider a move if he feels that he wants to be deployed in his favoured midfield position but with United recently signing Nemanja Matic and Chelsea securing the signature of Tiemoue Bakayoko, the Spaniard is not likely to become a regular midfield starter in the Premier League.

The report in Don Balon goes on to say that though Roberto has excelled as a first-choice right-back in the absence of Aleix Vidal last season, the 25-year-old midfielder's future is uncertain following the arrival of new manager Ernesto Valverde.

Barca have reportedly reacted bluntly, stating that Sergi isn't up for sale, however the Catalans also previously thought that Neymar would never leave the Camp Nou to join PSG.

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