Barcelona is currently in the lead for signing Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain. Reports came out during the weekend claiming that both Manchester City and Manchester United are interested in the right-back. United are using Antonio Valencia as a full-back makeshift. City, on the other hand, is looking for competition for Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna.
It is quite possible that the Ivory Coast Star Serge Aurier was scouted by the old Trafford club during the break. However, the bookie Betfair has chosen Barcelona as their frontrunners at the odds of 6/4 to sign the 23-year-old, the future of whom in PSG may be in doubt. There is no doubt, however, that Barcelona is desperately trying to fill in the void of their Dani Alves who vacated his position during the summer.
Their current manager Luis Enrique failed to properly replace the experienced right-back and decided to send Robert Fernandez, who is the technical director on a scouting mission.
He has supposedly marked Hector Bellerin, who currently plays for Arsenal as his top choice for the upcoming summer. Unfortunately for Barca, the interest will possibly end soon, as the star player signed a contract with the Gunners yesterday.
He may have marked Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic and Stephan Lichtsteiner of Juventus. Some of the reports also state that he has been eyeing Glen Johnson of Stroke.
The odds for Serge Aurier’s next club according to Betway
Manchester United 3/1
Manchester City 2/1
Real Madrid 20/1
Bayern Munich 25/1