If reports in the media are anything to go by then Manchester United are linked with three players, who play for Spanish side Valencia.
Spanish journalist, Dani Meroño Bori, claimed that United scouts were present to watch Valencia’s Champions League game in the midweek and the Red Devils are interested in the likes of Jose Luis Gaya, Ferran Torres and Carlos Soler.
Then, Deporte Valenciano covered the claims of Dani Moreno and also talked about the above mentioned players. Our focus in on Valencia’s left back. The Spanish outlet claimed that for next season, Man Utd want to close the signing of Jose Luis Gaya, who is valued at 100 million euros (£86million) by Valencia.
The 24-year-old star is the club’s first choice left back, who has already played over 200 games for the La Liga side. He made his debut for the La Furia Roja last year and so far, in 6 appearances, he has netted one goal for the 2010 World Cup winners.
In the midweek Champions League contest vs Ligue 1 club LOSC Lille (in the presence of Man Utd scouts), Gaya was impressive in the back-line and also provided an assist to help Valencia win 4-1 on the night.
As far as United’s left back situation is concerned, Luke Shaw is the club’s first choice left back and the England international was named MUFC’s Player of the Season for his top performances last season.
However, the former Southampton man has been highly injury prone since moving to the club in 2014 and even at the moment, he is out with a hamstring concern and has not played under Solskjaer since August.
In the absence of Shaw, veteran Ashley Young has mainly started in the left back role and in all fairness, the 34-year-old is not a natural defender, past his best and needs to be offloaded.
Therefore, United clearly need to reinforce the LB position, they should splash the cash to sign a quality player as soon as possible and Jose Luis Gaya fits the bill. In your opinion, should Woodward splash £86million to sign him?