As Barcelona’s financial troubles persist, Manchester United could be primed and ready to benefit.
The club (Barcelona), continue to struggle to get deals over the line. This is despite no longer having to pay Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, the three biggest earners at the club last season.
Even when a deal has been agreed, there could be potential loopholes for others to exploit.
After virtually agreeing on a term in principle with Athletico Paranaense’s highly-rated 18-year-old, Vitor Roque, it appears that some loose ends need tying up. As Mundo Deportivo notes, Barca has less than 48 hours to sort it out.
It’s a sorry state of affairs when one of Spain’s biggest and most historical outfits is forced to rob Peter to pay Paul. Supporters of the club must regretted the day they voted in former president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
It will be a challenging struggle against time for the Catalans. The outlet also suggests that Man United, Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain are waiting in the wings and ready to move for the player if given the opportunity.
Having lost out to Real Madrid in the race for Arda Guler, the Blues can still afford to see another generational talent pitch up at one of Barca’s European rivals.
Let’s watch out for the upcoming weeks to see if Manchester United or Barcelona could seize the deal.