Barcelona Superstar Admits Man United Are the Only Other Club He Would Join

Barcelona Superstar Admits Man United Are the Only Other Club He Would Join

  • Barcelona teenage star Alejandro Balde has openly declared his love for Premier League side Manchester United
  • The 19-year-old was asked about the other club he would potentially be with and named the Red Devils
  • Balde's admission came at a time he has enjoyed a significant rise to prominence and is expected to court interest from top clubs in the coming transfer windows
  • The teenage star has already seemingly replaced Jordi Alba at Camp Nou, having been started in 12 of Barca's last 14 league matches

Barcelona youngster Alejandro Balde has named Manchester United the only club he would join if he left Camp Nou.

Balde has enjoyed a stunning rise to prominence at the Catalan club and has managed to establish himself as a key squad member for Xavi's side.

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Alejandro Balde looks during the La Liga Santander match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Photo by David Ramos.
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According to Metro UK, the teenage sensation looks set to have replaced Jordi Alba on the left-back, having started 12 of Barcelona's 14 La Liga games this season.

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And while he has a long-term contract at Camp Nou, the promising left-back has admitted he has a soft spot for Man United.

Speaking in a quick-fire Q&A with Mundo Deportivo on TikTok, Balde was asked about 'a club other than Barcelona'

To which he replied ‘United’ without hesitation.

Balde's stunning admission comes at a time the Red Devils are undergoing a transformation under Erik ten Hag.

However, the Old Trafford-based outfit does not seem to have issues with the left-back position, given that Ten Hag has both Tyrell Malacia and Luke Shaw within his ranks.

Malacia sealed a move to the Theatre of Dreams in the summer, linking up with Ten Hag at Man United from Feyenoord.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported Man United manager Erik ten Hag has commenced plans to find a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ten Hag is said to have shortlisted PSV Eindhoven ace Cody Gakpo and Chelsea transfer target Rafael Leao as possible replacements for the Portuguese star.

United terminated Ronaldo's contract earlier last week with a few months left on the striker's contract.

Source: SportsBrief.com