Connect in the back of the net

Manchester United have begun negotiations with Valencia over the sale of Carlos Soler.

Reports over the weekend have suggested that Jose Mourinho has identified Soler as a target and that the United hierarchy have opened up a line of communication with Spanish club; the fee is expected to be within the region of £30 million.

This is despite him having a buy-out clause of £75 million, but the Reds are set to exploit Valencia’s precarious financial position and bargain for a cut-price fee.

 

The Verdict

Valencia sit second in La Liga, unbeaten and in breathless form, having humiliated Sevilla 4-0 on the weekend.

Soler has been an integral member in Marcelino Garcia’s side and has established himself as a first team regular after making his debut last December.

A product of Valencia’s youth-system, he is well versed in the continental style Valencia seek to implement.

Soler has been touted as a future Spanish superstar and if the Red Devils can land him for just £30 million  – ‘just’ because of the inflated transfer climate – it would represent shrewd business.

 

Written by Michael Jones

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