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Man United and Barcelona in talks over sensational swap deal



Man United and Barcelona in talks over sensational swap deal

Man United and Barcelona are two of the most storied clubs in European football and each time they meet, fireworks are guaranteed.

The Premier League outfit were victorious in their most recent meeting, though the Catalans can point to two recent Champions League final wins over the Red Devils (2009, 2011) as giving them the upper hand.

Both clubs also have outstanding players that run their midfields. For United, captain, Bruno Fernandes is the fulcrum, whilst Barcelona can count upon the industry and excellence of Frenkie de Jong.

The Dutchman appears to have long been admired by his old Ajax manager and current Man United manager, Erik ten Hag.

He appeared to admit in a recent press conference that he would’ve loved to have de Jong in Manchester, though it’s not clear just how much the player himself would consider swapping Catalonia for a wet and windy Manchester.

Fernandes was expected to be a mainstay of the United XI for years to come, but recent poor performances have seen that questioned.

The player himself, in a recent interview with DAZN, some of which was cited on the official X (formerly Twitter) account of CaughtOffside columnist, Fabrizio Romano, noted that if he had to think about leaving, he wouldn’t do so until after the European Championship.

That’s as good a ‘come and get me’ plea as you’ll ever hear.

Fichajes note that both Man United and Barcelona are in serious talks regarding a swap deal for both players as this would help United not needing to fork out so much money in terms of transfer spend.

It potentially gives Barca fans something to get excited about this summer too.

Joao Cancelo, Joao Felix and Bernardo Silva could all be wearing the Blaugrana next season. If Barca can add another Portuguese alongside his three countrymen, they will have some squad next season

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