It seems as if yet another English team might want to snatch a “Made in La Masia” star. Martin Ferguson, Sir Alex Ferguson’s brother, was sent on behalf of the team that his brother has coached for almost 3 decades now – Manchester United – to watch FC Barcelona’s forward, Isaac Cuenca (20), in a move which might make it obvious that United are after the lad.
Isaac Cuenca seems to be the focus of heavy admiration from many corners of European football these days. He has lately been playing excellently for Barça and has only seen success with the Club that he has been with since he was a kid, with only a few months of loan spells away from the blaugrana. And the success that has come along with his almost certain first team promotion, along with the simple fact of being a La Masia product, has provoked the interest of many teams, especially English ones. Bear in mind that the player’s contract ends this summer, and renewal talks have started with the club.
Nevertheless, this hasn’t stopped United from trying to poach the player. They have been one of the clubs most interested in the kid from Reus. And last night, in the game against Osasuna, the English club made their interest very evident as Martin Ferguson, the Red Devils’ coach’s brother, was watching the game live at Camp Nou. And as Catalan daily Sport reports, all his attention was focused on Isaac Cuenca.
Sport reports that Arsenal and Manchester City are also interested in Cuenca, though not as heavily as United. The player’s contract expires in June and two days ago he earned the legal right to negotiate with any team. However, he has stated that his wish is to renew with the blaugrana contingent.
The shock would be if United offer the player a salary too high to refuse, for Barcelona do not have the intention to offer Cuenca a very high salary, as reported. Still, the player’s wish to triumph at Can Barça and under Guardiola might influence his final decision. And the offices at Camp Nou have renewing Cuenca as a highly set priority.
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Source: Sport.es; Image: Miguel Ruiz (FCB)