Manchester United Ready To Swoop For Teenage Midfielder
Manchester United are being linked with a move for Valencia midfielder Fran Villalba.
Reports from Spain claim United are willing to bid €4million (£3.6million) for the 18-year-old Villalba who was regarded as one of Valencia’s rising stars in the summer of 2015. A year-and-a-half on and Villalba is struggling to get into the club’s reserve team.
Such is the dip in his form that the teenager has made just five substitute appearances for Valencia’s B team which plays in the third tier of Spanish football.
Barcelona are also being linked with a move for Villalba in January. But El Desmarque in Valencia claims United may also offer to pay his €4million release fee.
Meanwhile, Valencia haven’t given up. Villalba’s contract expires at the end of next season but talks are expected to take place over a new deal.