Manchester United may well be about to do another major summer deal if the British media is to be believed. The Sun reports:
MANCHESTER UNITED are ready to blow the opposition out of the water by launching a £30million deal to take Brazilian wonder kid Gabriel Barbosa to Old Trafford.
Leicester and various Italian teams were said to be seriously interested in taking the player but Manchester United have reportedly thrown their name into the hat and are now favourites to land the player.
And, while he may be loaned out initially, it’s easy to see why Manchester United would be interested in another striker.
Zlatan will stay for two years but at 34 he’s not a long-term proposition. Manchester United already have the exciting talents of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford but, long-term, another top striker will be required if the club is to be competitive on all fronts.
And Barbosa looks extremely talented. At 19 he already has two goals in 4 senior appearances for Brazil and he’s already hit 56 goals for his club Santos in just over 150 games. He has the same sort of pint-sized power and finishing ability as Sergio Aguero.
The potential is enormous and we can easily imagine Manchester United snapping this guy up as a long-term prospect.
Let’s see some of his best moments in his young career.
Manchester United fans: can you see the club investing in yet more attacking talent or is this one just paper talk?