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Manchester United eye move for Premier League flop Valero

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Manchester United have added Fiorentina midfielder Borja Valero to their list of transfer targets, reports claim.

According to talkSPORT, the Spaniard - who flopped badly in the Premier League during a thoroughly miserable spell with West Brom that ended back in 2011 - is on David Moyes' list of potential targets as he looks to invest heavily in improving his squad this summer.

The same source further suggests that scouts from Manchester United who were dispatched to run the rule over excited Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado last weekend were also present to watch Valero, but must have been disappointed as he did not play a single minute of La Viola's win over Udinese.

While Valero - who has one solitary international cap for Spain - has evidently suitably rebuilt his career in Serie A and back in his homeland with Villarreal, he must surely be considered a surprising target for Manchester United and Moyes given that he failed to make any sort of an impact at The Hawthorns.

Having joined West Brom from Mallorca in the summer of 2008, the 29-year-old featured in the top-flight but was unable to help prevent the Baggies from being relegated to the Championship.

He didn't feature in the second-tier, moving back to Iberostar Stadium on a temporary basis before completing a permanent switch to Villarreal.

Manchester United - who square-off against reigning Bundesliga and European champions Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie at the Allianz Arena tonight - do have a need for midfield reinforcements after what has been a thoroughly shoddy season by their usual impeccable standards.

However, Valero's age and previous experience at Premier League level would suggest that he might not be an ideal option.

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