Manchester United and Barcelona Are Interested in Martin Zubimendi.
There have been rumours coming out of Spain indicating that Manchester United is expressing interest in the midfielder Martin Subimendi who plays for Real Sociedad.
Mundo Deportivo makes the assertion that the “red devils” are prepared to compete with Barcelona for the Spaniard, Javier Hernandez, who is an ardent supporter of the team Barcelona.
The 23-year-old recently competed against United in the Europa League, and his positional knowledge and defensive thinking were on display when the La Liga squad limited Eric ten Haga’s attack and led the group. United was defeated.
It has been only about six weeks since Zubimendi signed the contract, and it will run out prior to June 2027.
According to Mundo Deportivo, though, his release clause of 60 million euros makes him an enticing offer for United as they appear to be bolstering their midfield. This was reported by the Spanish publication.
Sociedad does not anticipate that the player will leave the club in January, but because of the provision, they will not be able to stop their third player from leaving the club if the buyer demonstrates the requisite commitment to complete the purchase.
Subimendi is both a reliable passer and a capable ball player; he is equally at ease with the ball in his possession as he is when he is playing it back.
Despite the additions of Casemiro and Christian Eriksen over the summer, United still appears to be lacking in depth in the middle of the field, and the club would benefit from having more choices to choose from.
The latter, in particular, does not have a true cover and exhibits indications of exhaustion as a result of the increasingly busy schedule of the “red devils” throughout the month of October and the beginning of November.
However, due to Zubimendi’s primary role as a defensive midfielder, it is highly unlikely that he will be a suitable remedy to United’s lack of creativity in deep areas in the event that Eriksen is unable to play.
This season, Casemiro already has Scott McTominay serving as his backup, so it is quite likely that he will be used as a replacement for Casemiro.
It would seem that if Eric ten Hag genuinely needs another midfielder, they will be more inventive than the next owners of the ball, given that United have been after Frankie de Jong all summer. This is due to the fact that United have been hunting Frankie de Jong all summer.