Manchester United on alert over Xavi signing

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Manchester United are on red alert over the availability of Barcelona midfielder Xavi, according to reports.

The Daily Express claims recent comments from the 34-year-old has opened the door to a potentially stunning move to the former Premier League champions in the transfer window.

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"Nothing's decided yet. I'll make a decision when the World Cup is over,” he told Deportes Cuatro before his nation’s humbling defeat to a Robin van Persie inspired Netherlands in the World Cup.

Barca have already lost one big-name midfielder this summer, with new boss Luis Enrique allowing Cesc Fabregas leave the club and return to England.

Big decision

A decision to allow Xavi to leave the Nou Camp will surely be much harder, with the player having graduated to the first team back in 1998 and making over 700 appearances for the club in all competitions.

He’s also helped Barcelona win countless trophies in that time, with seven La Liga titles and three Champions League winners medals in the trophy cabinet.

Despite having a contract until 2016, his remarks do suggest that the future isn’t completely certain, and new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal may have an opportunity to pounce.

Whilst his arrival wouldn’t be the long-term answer for the Red Devils, it would provide the new boss with an old head to potentially sprinkle young players around over the next couple of years.

Please fans

It’s also a signing that is sure to please Manchester United fans, and show Van Gaal’s intent to make the club competitive both domestically in Europe moving forward.

Xavi is a legend in the game, with two European Cups and a World Cup also won during his career to-date, and if Manchester United were able to lure him to Old Trafford then it would be a major coup.

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