Man Utd Ready To Seal Bargain £20m Deal To Sign La Liga Midfielder

By on January 23, 2018

The January transfer window is in full swing so clubs are working hard trying to strengthen their squads for the second half of the season and put deals in place for the summer. Today, Man Utd are linked with Andre Gomes…

Manchester United are hoping to seal a bargain £20m deal to sign Andre Gomes by promising Barcelona they will end their interest in Antoine Griezmann, according to reports in Spain via TeamTalk.

Gomes earned a big-money move to the Nou Camp last summer after impressing during a two-year spell with Valencia but his time with Barca hasn’t gone according to plan.

The 24-year-old has struggled to hold down a starting place under both Luis Enrique and new boss Ernesto Valverde with Gomes starting just 4 La Liga games so far this campaign.

It’s led to speculation the Portuguese international will be on the move and a switch to the Premier League could be on the cards with Man Utd entering the race for his signature.

TeamTalk are citing a report from Don Balon that claims United are hoping to pull-off a bargain £20m swoop for Gomes this month after Jose Mourinho identified him as a prime target.

The midfielder cost Barca £34m 18 months ago so it’s an ambitious move by United but the report says they hope to persuade the Catalans in to a cut-price deal but promising to end their interest in Griezmann.

United pulling out of the race for the Atletico Madrid forward would clear the way for Barca to sign him in the summer and the newspaper says Mourinho is also confident of securing a £20m deal for Gomes as he believes the Spaniard’s need to sell after splashing out on Philippe Coutinho.

Mourinho is in the market for midfield reinforcements as Michael Carrick is due to retire in June and move in to a coaching role while Marouane Fellaini is out of contract in the summer.

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Gomes would be an interesting addition as although he’s not progressed during his time at Barca he showed plenty of potential while at Valencia so United could snare a bargain if they manage to land him for just £20m.

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