When it comes to the transfer market, Manchester United are simply one of the best in the business.
As per British and Spanish media, Manchester United are willing to make 80 million euros offer for Marcos Llorente.
The 26-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The Spain international joined Atletico Madrid from Real Madrid for a fee in the region of 30 million euros in July 2019. His contract expires in the summer of 2024.
The midfielder has featured in 36 matches for Atletico this term, netting 10 goals and providing 9 assists in all competitions.
The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Spain.
Llorente has earned two senior caps for the Spain national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Manchester United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær wants to sign a new midfielder and Marcos Llorente is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Spain international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Solskjær wants to target in the summer.
The Red Devils will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the next transfer window.
The Spain international will offer the Manchester United boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Manchester United are preparing a bid for Atletico Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente. The Spain international has emerged as a top target for United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says AS, who is in the market for a new box-to-box midfield addition this summer. Llorente’s deal carries a €125m buyout clause, but United are willing to offer €80m to get a deal over the line. Over his two seasons with Atletico, Llorente has been outstanding under coach Diego Simeone, driving the team to the top of the LaLiga table this season.”
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Atletico appear to be adamant that no key players will be sold this summer, but United are reportedly ready to tempt them with an offer in the region of 80 million euros for Llorente.
Marcos Llorente ideal fit for Manchester United?
Manchester United must improve their midfield options and the signing of Llorente would be a step in the right direction.
The Spain international stands as an excellent option for United.
A midfielder of Marcos Llorente’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Manchester United squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Solskjær’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.
It will be interesting to see if Manchester United are willing to pay the asking price for Llorente.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.