Manchester United have enjoyed a fruitful start to the campaign under Jose Mourinho’s second spell, but have struggled to establish stability at left-back.
Consequently, the Premier League giants have turned their attention towards RCD Espanyol starlet Aarón Martín, who has been under their observation ever since.
The Spaniard is a defender to be reckoned with, and is widely considered as one of the best young talents in La Liga. Martín has performed at the top level, and has even earned interest from Barcelona, Real Madrid, and now, the Red Devils. The youngster definitely deserves all the praise, as he possesses the potential to become a world-class talent.
And that is exactly what Mourinho is looking to exploit by signing the talented full-back and ending his side’s left-back crisis once and for all.
According to ESPN FC, United scouts were sent to monitor the Spain U21 star on Friday, during Espanyol’s clash against Levante.The Portuguese seems very serious about securing the former Montmeló man’s services in order to stabilise the defensive line at Old Trafford.
Though Martíns recently signed a 5-year contract extension at the RCDE Stadium, ESPN reports that his exit is widely considered probable by the club officials. It is believed that the young defender is likely to leave next summer, if not during January, and the La Liga side is expected to demand his full €40 million release clause as payment.
Nevertheless, the 20-year-old is currently enjoying his rise to new-found stardom, and could be seen making a surprise switch to an elite club. However, if he were to make a switch to the red side of Manchester, out-of-favour Luke Shaw may finally be shown the exit door at Old Trafford.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
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