Man United establish contact with Barcelona about future star


According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United have initiated contact with Barcelona about Marc Jurado who is a highly rated 16-year-old who is part of the famed La Masia academy. The English outlet quote the Spanish publication Sport as their source and also mention that Barcelona are confident in securing a new deal with Jurado. Manchester United have changed their transfer strategy under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whereby they are looking to invest more and more in young and talented players rather than targeting established players.

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Sport is the source of this transfer rumour and the Spanish outlet are a Tier 3 source in our Football Transfer Sources Reliability Guide. A Tier 3 source is not very reliable but generally do not report a rumour without any substance.


The current football showdown has thrown a spanner into all the clubs’ summer transfer plans. The revenue loss and the uncertainty over whether the current season would be completed or not is a big challenge to every club’s plans. There was a lot of speculation of big money moves this summer especially with some big clubs needing to rebuild their squads. The likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and even Manchester City to some extent have significant gaps in their squad and it remains to be seen whether their transfer business would be impacted or not.

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