United made favorites to agree signing of $119,000-a-week star: Report
BetStars spokesman Ian Marmion has revealed that Manchester United have been made the strong favorites to agree a transfer deal for Jordi Albal from Barcelona this summer.
Ashley Young has maintained a starting spot in the United starting line-up under Jose Mourinho, despite the availability of Luke Shaw, who was signed from Southampton as a highly-rated youngster.
With the left-back position remaining to be a concern for the United, Jordi Alba has been deemed as the man who could solve the Red Devils’ worries.
Reports have linked United with a deal to sign the 29-year-old full-back, a $119,000-a-week star, and the bookies have now made Mourinho’s side the favorites to sign Alba.
“Manchester United and Tottenham could be set to battle for the signature of Jordi Alba in what would represent one of the more sensational transfer sagas of the summer.” said Marmion
“Alba has been an integral part of Barcelona’s successes over the past few years, but the odds suggest the defender could be on his way to the Premier League this summer.
“We have Manchester United as the 4/1 favourites for the 29-year-old’s signature, whilst Tottenham are not far behind at 5/1.
“Juventus may look to move for Alba if their current left-back Alex Sandro, himself linked with Manchester United, moves on this summer. Currently though, the Serie A champions are priced as outsiders at 8/1 to sign the Spaniard.
“Manchester City are also in the running, but their odds of 12/1 suggest Pep Guardiola is not prioritising a move for the Barcelona defender.”http://www.fanchesterunited.com/united-made-favorites-to-agree-signing-of-119000-a-week-star-report/