Why Manchester United should make a move for Jordi Alba
According to the Mirror, Manchester United are interested in signing Barcelona defender Jordi Alba. The Spanish left-back has put a number of clubs on red alert after stalling over a new contract. His current deal expires in the summer and there is no clarity as to whether the club are ready to offer him a new one.
Jose Mourinho should definitely capitalise on the situation and make a move for the Spanish defender. Since making the move to the Camp Nou in 2012, Alba has gone on to establish himself as one of the best left-backs in the world.
He has won four La Liga titles, four Copa Del Rey titles and one Champions League. Jose Mourinho should definitely make the move for the defender given the situation at Old Trafford at the moment. Luka Shaw is currently their only option at left-back, with Ashley Young deputising in that position last season. Diogo Dalot is also available but he is yet to prove himself so far.
The Red Devils have endured a torrid time at the back as well, conceding a total of 17 goals 10 league games this season. The acquisition of Jordi Alba should tighten things up at the back. The Spanish full-back is known for his immense work rate on and off the ball.
Alba is capable of seamlessly surging up the field and tracking back without showing any signs of fatigue. He is an electric full-back who likes to be in the thick of the action. The 29-year-old also loves to get forward and support the attack.
The Spaniard has made a total of 10 appearances in the La Liga this season, scoring 1 goal and providing 2 assists. He has also picked up 1 goal and 3 assists in 3 Champions League appearances for the Spanish champions. (Stats courtesy – Whoscored)
The 29-year-old is also an immaculate passer of the ball and rarely gives away possession in dangerous areas. He has averaged a pass success rate of 87.8% in the La Liga this season, while also averaging 89.7% in the Champions League. (Stats courtesy – Whoscored)
Mourinho must definitely ensure he signs the world-class left-back. Alba’s ability might see many other clubs circle for his signature but it’s Manchester United who are in dire need of a new left-back.