Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian’s future has been under serious speculation for the past couple of months, and with United reportedly closing in on Paris Saint-Germain’s Serge Aurier, the Italian full-back could very well be evaluating his options ahead of the new season.
United boss Jose Mourinho preferred to play Antonio Valencia at right-back instead of Darmian last term, and if the move for Aurier materializes, then the 27-year-old might not even get a place in the Red Devils’ dugout this season.
With many reports emerging regarding the current situation of the Italy international, a new story has broken through, which states that European giants Bayern Munich And Barcelona are eyeing Darmian’s current situation in Manchester.
The long-term Inter Milan and Juventus target has been mooted with a return to his homeland several times in the past, but with the latest interest from the Spanish heavyweights as well as the Bundesliga Champions, the ex-Torino man’s future has now become much more unclear.
According to Italian news outlet Calciomercato, the Italian defender is on the radar of both the clubs, as they are currently looking to strengthen their line-ups before the season kicks off. However, no official offers have yet been made by either of the clubs.
Jose Mourinho has already made it evident that he wants to add more firepower to his line-up, but in order to do so, the Portuguese manager would firstly have to reduce the size his current squad.
After his team’s friendly win over Sampdoria, Mourinho stated: “I told a few months ago, I was hoping for four players to improve the squad and the club did a fantastic job, absolutely fantastic, by getting three of them, which is difficult in the crazy market where we are now.
“To get three out of four, I thank the club for that. I would be happier if they gave me four of four but they did a great effort for me.”
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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