Manchester United have made a mouth watering offer to sign Spanish international and Atletico Madrid star Marcos Llorente, reports indicate.
According to AS, the Red Devils have contacted the Rojiblancos to make a mammoth bid worth 80 million euros (£68million) for the former Real Madrid midfielder.
The well known Spanish source have claimed that the offer is on the table and La Liga club are tempted to agree the £68million fee for Man Utd to seal the signing.
It is further mentioned that the Old Trafford outfit are prepared to double the wages of the player to convince him to join. However, he feels at home at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
Llorente was mainly a bench warmer at the Bernabeu and therefore, he opted to join the city rivals in the summer of 2019. Last season, he rose to fame after scoring a double against Liverpool at Anfield to knock the then European Champions out of the Champions League.
This season, the 26-year-old has regularly started under the management of Diego Simeone. The La Roja star is mainly a central midfielder, who can also play as an attacking midfielder and even as a secondary striker if needed.
Surprisingly, in the last night’s World Cup qualification fixture vs Greece, Spain boss Luis Enrique opted to start the versatile star in the right back role. He featured for full 90 minutes in the game that ended 1-1.
In 24 La Liga starts this term, the 2-capped international has scored 9 goals and provided 8 assists for Atletico, who currently have a 4 point lead at the top of the table.
Man United have stars like Pogba, Matic, Fred and McTominay in the midfield. Do you think they need to improve the department? Is Marcos Llorente worth £68million? Is he good enough to strengthen things in the center of the park at Old Trafford?