Barcelona ‘weigh Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s late transfer’


Barcelona could sign Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka before the end of the transfer window, according to a report.

Barcelona would have identified Manchester Unitedit is Aaron Wan-Bissaka as a potential right-back target in the final stages of the summer transfer window.

The Catalan outfit was active during the summer market, bringing Andreas Christensen, Frank Kessie, Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski and Jules Kounde.

However, the club have yet to manage to bring in a new right-back despite his small stature in this area of ​​the pitch, with Sergino Dest likely to leave before the deadline.

A recent report claimed that Man United could offer Diogo Dalot to Barcelona as part of a deal for Dest, with the United States international left out of the squad for Saturday’s La Liga clash against Rayo Vallecano amid speculation surrounding his future.

According to the Spanish journalist Gerard MorenoDalot is an option for the Catalan outfit, but Wan-Bissaka has also been included on a shortlist of five players.

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Moreno claims that Villarrealit is John Foyth, Borussia Dortmundit is Thomas Miller and Bayer Leverkusenit is Jeremiah Frimpong are also being considered alongside the Man United duo.

Dalot became Man United’s first-choice right-back in the second half of last season, and the Portugal international also started the 2022-23 campaign as the number one choice on the right of the back four.

Wan-Bissaka was reportedly told he was free to leave Old Trafford before the end of the transfer window, with a number of clubs reportedly expressing interest in taking him on loan.

The 24-year-old has represented the Red Devils 126 times since arriving from Crystal Palace in 2019 but has largely struggled to make his mark for the club.

Man United are also currently lacking options at right-back, with Ethan Laird be allowed to join Queens Park Rangers on loan for the 2022-23 campaign.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United reacts after being injured, November 8, 2021© Reuters

Ronald Araujo started at right-back for Barcelona in Saturday’s La Liga opener with Rayo, while Sergi Roberto is also an option in this area of ​​the field.

New signings Christensen and Kounde are also capable of playing on the right of defence, but the Barcelona boss xavier is determined to sign a new right-handed defender, with a deal for Chelsea Cesar Azpilicueta fall through.

Barcelona also continue to be linked with Chelsea Marcos Alonso and that of Manchester City Bernardo Silvawith Frankie de Jong, Memphis Depay and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang potentially leave before the end of the window.

A move to Wan-Bissaka or Dalot would lead to Man United signing another right-back, and InterMilanit is Denzel Dumfries has recently been linked with a move to the club.

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