According to a new report from the Manchester Evening News, Atletico Madrid’s Marcos Llorente is a player Manchester United scouts have identified as an ideal option for the club.
It seems that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might be forced into the market following the injuries to Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay, as the same source states, and Atletico Madrid’s 24-year-old newcomer seems to fit the bill.
Llorente signed from their city rivals Real Madrid, but hasn’t been able to impose himself just yet, playing just 368 minutes across 15 games in all competitions for Diego Simeone’s troops.
The Red Devils see him as a good loan option and would be willing to take him off Rojiblancos’ hands until the end of the ongoing season.
Even though losing a prospect like him would be a shame for Atletico, maybe a loan deal could benefit both parties.
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That Llorente’s future is already up in the air is quite surprising, especially considering he is still a fresh signing.
But his recent appearances in the Supercup semifinal against Barcelona and then the final, poetically enough against Los Blancos, could suggest there still might be a place for him in the team in the not so distant future.
At the very moment, the likes of Saul Niguez, Thomas Teye, Koke and Hector Herrera are all in front of the 24-year-old fringe ace, but that doesn’t mean his fortune won’t change once he finally finds his groove.
A loan spell in the Premier League could do him a world of good and if he rediscovers the best version of himself, Atletico Madrid can throw him right back into the fray.