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BARCELONA MAKES SHOCKING MOVE FOR UNITED DEFENDER DALEY BLIND TO REPLACE OUTGOING MASCHERANO

Barcelona are ready to make a shock bid to secure the services of Manchester United defender Daley Blind next transfer window.

According to Spanish mag Marca, Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is keen to add his defensive options as he prepares for the departure of  the Argentine defender Javier Mascherano.

Blind’s versatility means he can comfortably play in as center back or left of the defense as well as defensive midfield.

As it may be, the Dutchman’s present contract at Old Trafford is set to end in June 2018 and he could be compelled to move far from United  due to lack of playing time under manager Jose Mourinho.

The 27-year-old brought in by previous manager Louis Van Gaal in 2014 for £14million, however has played number of games for the Red Devils this season.

Marca additionally asserts that previous Barcelona executive Andoni Zubizarreta was keen on signing Blind in 2014, the same summer he moved to Old Trafford following after the World Cup.

Real Sociedad’s Inigo Martinez remains Valverde’s favored decision however Blind’s compatriot Stefan de Vrij is additionally on his radar.

The Lazio defender is entering the last six month of his current contract at the Stadio Olimpico with high transfer interest from Liverpool, Juventus and Atletico Madrid all monitoring the Dutchman.

Barcelona’s technical secretary Robert Fernandez watched de Vrij in action during Lazio’s defeat 3-1  to Torino on Monday night.

 

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