Reports from Germany are suggesting that Manchester United are keeping a keen interest in the Borussia Dortmund striker Lucas Barrios. The six foot two inch Paraguayan has been hitting goals since 2006 and the 26 year old’s goal to game ration is well over one per match.
Whilst his recent form has not been of the best quality he did make slight amends to his fortunes grabbing a brace in the Bundesliga at the weekend. With Barrios being quite tall and able to find the net on a regular basis, Manchester United would see him as a perfect addition to the squad having already lost out to similar players like Edin Dzecko and Andy Carroll to Manchester City and Liverpool respectively.
One drawback for Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson would be the lack of impact that Dzecko has had in the North since his switch from Wolfsburg and barrios himself, who looks to be driving Dortmund to the Bundesliga title this season, may wish to stick it out and play for the club during next seasons Champions League. he has already mentioned to be flattered by interested but would rather remain in Germany for the time being.
However, this is football and not an administrative position within MI5 where loyalty virtually counts for nothing, should an offer be forthcoming in the summer for the striker, then it will be 50/50 where a move is concerned.
The Paraguayan has also been at the centre of interest from Liverpool, when Roy Hodgson was in charge, and Real Madrid where Jose Mourinho, despite having more attackers than the Libyan government, is also said to be an “admirer”.