Man United are willing to pay Martin Zubimendi’s release of £51.4 million
Manchester United are ‘willing to pay Martin Zubimendi’s £51.4 million release’ as Erik ten Hag looks at Real Sociedad midfielder… and Barcelona are also excited about the Spain international
- Manchester United are reportedly interested in Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi
- The Spanish midfielder has a £51.4million release clause, his contract expires in 2025
- Barcelona are also keen on Zubimendi as a replacement for Sergio Busquets
Manchester United are willing to pay the release clause of Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi.
The Red Devils strengthened their options in midfield last summer with the additions of Christian Eriksen and Casemiro.
But manager Erik ten Hag is keen to sign more players in the position and Zubimendi is the latest target according to Spanish outlet AS.
Manchester United are reportedly interested in Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi
The 23-year-old has a £51.4million release clause which United are willing to activate, with Barcelona also interested in the player.
Zubimendi has impressed at Sociedad since breaking into the first team from the club’s youth setup in the 2019-20 season.
He can play as a defensive midfielder, a position he usually takes for the Spanish side, as well as a more advanced role.
The Spain international (right) has a £51.4million release clause, his contract expires in 2025
Zubimendi has averaged nearly two tackles and one interception per game so far this season, impressing with his ability to win aerial duels.
United could see Zubimendi, whose contract expires in 2025, twice this season when they took on Sociedad twice in the group stage of the Europa League.
With Fred’s contract set to expire in the summer, United will likely be in the market for another midfielder to challenge first-choice Eriksen and Casemiro.
Barcelona are also excited about Zubimendi as replacement veteran for Sergio Busquets
Barcelona are also said to be keen on Zubimendi as a replacement for veteran Sergio Busquets, whose contract expires in the summer.
But the Catalan club’s spending will remain contained as they continue to struggle financially despite their high spending in the latest transfer window.
As well as strengthening their midfield, United would prioritize attackers, with PSV and Holland star Cody Gakpo strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford