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Report: Barcelona preparing January offer for highly-rated Man Utd teenager

Barcelona are reportedly targeting talented Manchester United teenager Arnau Puigmal.

Puigmal is one of a number of highly-rated prospects in United’s impressive academy setup and has featured regularly for Neil Wood’s U23 side this season.

The 19-year-old Spaniard moved to United from Espanyol three years ago and while he is yet to make a first-team appearance under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he already has plenty of admirers.

According to Spanish publication Sport, Barcelona have interest in Puigmal and are ready to make a move for the player as early as January rather than in the summer window.

It is noted that Puigmal has just six-months left on his current deal and would be keen on a switch back to Catalunia should the possibility arise.

Puigmal is a precocious midfield talent who has proven his versatility with his adeptness at full-back early on this season.

We hope to see Puigmal develop in the red of United but will provide any update should he move on in the coming months.

See Puigmal’s individual highlights from United u23’s recent victory over Brighton below, via Trafford Talk Podcast:

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