Manchester United are weighing up a move for Valencia left-back Juan Bernat as a potential alternative to Southampton and England starlet Luke Shaw, according to the Mail Online.
Chelsea are currently leading the race to sign Shaw, who made his senior England debut against Denmark on Wednesday night, and so the Red Devils have turned their attention to 21-year-old Bernat.
The Spaniard, who has represented his country at every level between Under-16 up to the Under -21s, has converted to left-back after originally starting his career as a left-sided winger.
He was made the transition with ease, while his impressive performances for Los Che this season have even prompted Spain head coach Vicente del Bosque to consider handed him a call-up to the senior national team.
Although he currently has Barcelona’s Jordi Alba and Sevilla’s Alberto Moreno ahead of him in the pecking order, it might not be much longer before Bernat earns his first cap.
If United want to sign the player, though, they will need to act quickly.
Valencia, after years of financial troubles, are set to be taken over by Singapore-based billionaire Peter Lim - which should mean that Los Che are no longer forced to sell their best players every season.
Manchester United fans: Would Bernat be a decent replacement for Patrice Evra? Or should they break they bank to sign Luke Shaw?
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