According to small reports in Spain, Barcelona could be set to make a shock move on Manchester United for Daley Blind.
Barcelona are currently facing an injury crisis at the back, with star performer Samuel Umtiti sidelined for several months.
It was widely assumed that the Catalan giants would target a centre-back in the January transfer window and so the reports of a move for Blind comes as a surprise.
Blind is known to be a utility player capable of playing various positions but is believed to be more at home at left-back.
It has been a tough season for Blind at Man united with regular appearances difficult to come by, with cup competitions the only avenue for game time so far, his last appearance in the league was a cameo against Southampton in September. Ashley Young’s conversation to a left-back coupled with the return of Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw’s apparent new found form as since Blind drop further down the pecking order.
Although there has been no news from the player’s camp in regards to a move away from the club, there are reports Blind might be willing to sign a new deal at Old Trafford so as to facilitate a move away from the club this summer.
Man United are believed to be set activate a one-year contract extension clause before his current deal expires in the summer, this is to avoid losing the player for free.
This story will probably develop more in the coming weeks.