Reported Man United transfer target confirms where he wants to play his football this season
Manchester United have made three key signings this summer, with Jose Mourinho slowly but surely building a squad capable of challenging for the title. it comes as no secret that the gaffer wanted a fourth player, and one name linked was Sergi Roberto of FC Barcelona.
However, it seems as though the versatile Spaniard is all set for a Nou Camp stay, at least for now anyway. He was speaking to the media about his happiness on a personal level.
That’s probably because he started in a big game and he was played in his natural position.
“I’m happy, [against Real Madrid in the Super Cup] I was happy on a personal level and I felt comfortable today, too,” Roberto said, as per The Metro.
“I played in my favoured midfield position. I started at the Bernabeu and the coach has given me confidence. I’ve scored today and I want to be important.
“In pre-season I wasn’t starting, but now in the official matches I am playing more. I want to continue here and continue like this.”
At the end of the day, football transfers is no easy business. There are a lot of I’s to be dotted and T’s to be crossed, and sometimes, it’s just impossible when you try and sign certain players.
Roberto is a Barcelona academy product and even if he wanted to leave, there is probably a slim chance of that deal happening because the Catalan giants would have wanted to keep him as a rotational player at the very least.
The good news is that the 23-year-old has come out and killed the speculation early. That means this rumour won’t drag on and if Mourinho sees fit, he can move onto other potential targets.