According to the Metro, Manchester United are ready to beat Arsenal to the signature of Sergi Samper.
Samper has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal in the last two transfer window with the Gunners boss believe to be a fan of the player.
The Daily Star says United have joined the race for his services and want to sign him after Samper appeared to have impressed the United scouting team present to watch Samper represent Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey against Villanovense which ended 0-0.
The player is reported to have a buy-out clause set at £8.5M and now the paper adds that he is now firmly on Louis Van Gaal’s radar. Sergi is dubbed the new Sergio Bousquet because of his classy and cultural way of playing in the midfield and also his ability to pass and make interceptions.
Arsenal need another player to support Francis Couquelin as a defensive midfield player while United is continued to be linked with every player available in the globe but at £8.5M, being an Academy graduate from La Masia and at 20 years old he could be a bargain.
Arsenal have a good relationship with Barcelona, they got Hector Bellerin, Cesc Fabregas and Alexi Sanchez from the Spanish giants and also sold Thiery Henry, Alexander Kleb and Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona; United meanwhile are yet to have a transfer dealing with Barcelona, Victor Valdes was a free agent; maybe Sergi Samper’s deal will be the first of many deals to come
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