Man United considers player exchange with Barcelona

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 12/10/2017

Manchester United are considering swap deal with Barcelona for Anthony Martial and Ivan Rakitic according to reports in Spain.

The Red Devils coach Jose Mourinho has been a big fan of Rakitic who could be available in the summer and his experience could be a good addition for the EFL and Europa Cup holders.

According to Diario Gol, Jose Mourinho appears open to receiving another player in return for the France international, with the Croatian midfielder seemingly an attractive target.

The 21-year-old Martial has been the subject of intense rumors leading to January’s transfer window. Arsenal are reported to have had an initial offer rejected by Old Trafford.

The emergence of Marcus Rashford combined with the signing of Romelu Lukaku and the imminent return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic have made Martial expendable in Mourinho’s eyes. The allure of Rakitic may just be enough to push the Frenchman out.