Barcelona And Manchester United Set For A Stunning Swap Deal

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their first goal.

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Manchester United are willing to offer Anthony Martial to Barcelona for Ivan Rakitic in a swap-deal, as per surprising reports from Diario Gol.

Martial had a sensational debut campaign at Old Trafford, and has made a similarly bright start to the ongoing season, despite not being a guaranteed starter.

The 21-year-old has shared the left winger role with Marcus Rashford, but boss Jose Mourinho evidently prefers the English youngster over the French forward.

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Martial has, therefore, been linked with an exit from the Theatre of Dreams. The Portuguese tactician, however, is not planning to sell the forward to just any club.


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In fact, he favours engaging in a swap deal with Barcelona, so as to rope in Croatian playmaker Ivan Rakitic. Furthermore, he is convinced that the Catalans will take the bait.

Manchester United's Anthony Martial warms up during the game.

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Ivan Rakitic attends a training session.

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The Red Devils’ boss initially had his eyes on Sergi Roberto.

However, it seems that the ex-Real Madrid boss is now interested in signing the Croatian more. Mourinho has been looking for an experienced playmaker, and therefore, he believes Rakitic would be a good addition to his squad.

Furthermore, the attacking midfielder possesses world-class dynamism and tactical awareness, and Jose intends to implement the player’s ability in United’s midfield, alongside Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.

Meanwhile, Barcelona are very likely to accept this offer as well, as Anthony Martial could perfectly fit into their attacking lineup alongside Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, especially during the absence of injured Frenchman Ousmane Dembele.

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9 Comments

  1. Emmanuel Nwachukwu on October 12, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    We don’t need that flop mourinho rackitic, can’t u see that martial is very skillful than rashford if u sell martial u will regret it sell rashford or lindegaard they are both selfish and can’t assist lukaku on goal. I salute martial the king of dribbling

  2. Kangulu on October 12, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Man utd never learn. Swaping Martial is a biggest mistake. Its another Pogba situation like.

  3. Ike Simon on October 13, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Martial is a gifted player that deserve a patient heart for him in Man U. Giving him away will cost the club another huge in his ret just like Pogba.

  4. Henry on October 13, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Martial is going nowhere. It’s a deliberate strategy to put Rashford on first to run the legs off the opposition defense then send Martial on , ( a lot more direct and skillful dribbler than Rashford), to finish them off. Another Olly if he is prepared to wait his time.

  5. judas on October 13, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Martial is going to be great just give him time to sell him is the biggest mistake cause his twice the man Radford is..

  6. Jacob motswiri on October 13, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    You can’t sell a young,still growing player for a retiring player.Tony is a gifted player you will regret, he is still young. What are u going to do when all these old age players retire or u going with them?

  7. Maxwell on December 26, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Jose is there to destroy MAN U slowly but surely.

  8. Filemon on December 27, 2017 at 4:41 am

    jose need to learn

  9. Filemon on December 27, 2017 at 4:44 am

    I think jose need to learn from guadiola to start playing attacking football because Manchester United is not good at defending it’s always cost Manchester United points

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