Mexican striker set for United switch?

By on July 10, 2010
Mexico

By Ryan Kane.

Fans on the Manchester United official website have speculated that Mexican striker Pablo Barrera may sign for the club in the coming weeks.

The 23-year old speed demon had been linked with a £3m move to West Ham United this summer, however its is expected the player will wait to see if bigger clubs such as Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are willing to bid for him before he makes a decision on his future. According to reports West Ham were said to have negotiated a deal for the striker in May of this year, only for Barrera’s impressive World Cup performances to attract the interest of bigger, more renowned English clubs. This seemingly caused him to reconsider a move to Upton Park.

The striker who currently ply’s his trade at Mexican side UNAM Puma’s has scored 3 goals in 24 games for the national side and was part of the CONCACAF Gold Cup winning side in 2009.Barrera won a penalty in Mexico’s 2-0 win over France in this summer’s World Cup after a dazzling run inside from the right saw the youngster skip past United’s Patrice Evra before being chopped down illicitly inside the “Les Blues” penalty area. Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, who signed for the Red Devil’s earlier in the summer, scored in the same match as France’s dismal World Cup campaign came to an abrupt end.

Fans on the “Fanzone” section of United’s official website praised Barrera following impressive shows in South Africa. One fan “reddevil_777” stating that the Mexican would be

“perfect on the left-wing and a good long term replacement for Ryan Giggs”.

before going on to add that the UNAM striker would be

“a valuable addition to the squad”.

It is expected that United and Tottenham will have to shell out in the region of £4 – £6 million for the services of the 23-year old, a raised asking price as a result of the striker’s notable showing at the World Cup. Barrera’s Mexico side were dumped from the competition in the second round by Diego Marardona’s Argentina. Fellow countryman Javier Hernandez has already made the switch to Old Trafford, joining United in April of this year for an undisclosed fee.

Will Barrera join fellow Mexican Hernandez at Old Trafford next season?

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8 Comments

  1. lewis

    July 10, 2010 at 10:28 am

    goooooooooooooooo utd get barrera he’ll improve at utd hes playing along amatuer players he needs to be around like of nani and rooney and hernadez surely will feel more comfy with 2 mexicans in the club and both surely can help learn english in there time over here.we really need players to help rooney and do the running with the ball and no scared to shoot and hernadez and barrera we have seen in world cup can prove it,get him utd dont let west ham put a daft 3million off in get him for 5 or 6 what ever it takes..as fans we wana see new faces this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! y man city get silva and boateng and we get wow 1 player only

  2. Geri

    July 10, 2010 at 10:30 am

    He already agreed a deal with West Ham – http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_6254512,00.html

    He will be joining United after all, but West Ham United.

  3. Doron

    July 10, 2010 at 10:52 am

    based on the fact he’s signed for West Ham – this blog is now unfortunately pointless

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  5. spoon

    July 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Desperate for a story? Never seen a forum poster cited as a source! There is absolutely no way Barrera will be coming to Old Trafford.

  6. michael

    July 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    When are we going to strenghten our team with players like Barrera and any good midfielder.Man City will sure be better this year so come on get some good players to strenghten our team.

  7. Steven Tyler

    July 11, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Good he’s going to West Ham, he’s not Man United class.

  8. Mexico Loco

    July 13, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Manchester Fu***d up, Barrera is a Fu**in Beast and West Ham will soon find out. This is the type of BullS*** that happens when Americans take over Companies. Hernandez and Barrera only started in one Game during the whole W.C., Utd was lucky the Chivas owner needed a team to open the new stadium because P.S.V. offered Chivas 8 Million euros for El Chicharito in January 14, 2010.

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