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Bartra: Manchester United boss Mourinho eyeing Dortmund man

United are thought to be preparing a move for Borussia Dortmund's Marc Bartra, who joined the Bundesliga side from Barça a year ago
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Bartra: Manchester United boss Mourinho eyeing Dortmund man

Manchester United manager José Mourinho is believed to be keen on securing the close-season capture of Borussia Dortmund central defender Marc Bartra.

Mourinho feels Bartra would be ideal Man United fit

With Mourinho said to view Bartra as a player who would fit perfectly into his squad, the Red Devils are understood to be readying a swoop for the Spaniard.

The Barcelona youth product - who had joined the Catalans aged 11 - moved to Dortmund in June 2016, establishing himself as a regular at the Bundesliga outfit.

Bartra in action for Dortmund last season.
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Bartra in action for Dortmund last season.Diario AS

However, Bartra's first term in Germany was curtailed by a broken wrist suffered in a bomb attack on Dortmund's team bus before a Champions League tie in April.

In total, the 26-year-old Spain international, capped 12 times by La Roja, made 31 Dortmund appearances in the 2016/17 campaign, scoring one goal.

Lindelof already signed up by Premier League club

Bartra would not be United's first defensive recruit of the summer, with Swedish centre-back Victor Lindelof having completed a switch to Old Trafford in June.


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