Manchester United Transfer Rumors: Oscar De Marcos a Fit for Red Devils

Pete Schauer@@Pete_SchauerCorrespondent IDecember 3, 2012

BILBAO, SPAIN - MARCH 15:  Oscar de Marcos of Athletic Bilbao celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Europa League Round 16 second Leg match between Athletic Bilbao and Manchester United at the San Mames stadium on March 15, 2012 in Bilbao, Spain.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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Manchester United could very well be on the verge of adding depth to its roster.

According to the Daily Mirror, the Red Devils are again showing interest in Athletic Bilbao midfielder Oscar de Marcos.

Manchester United was reportedly interested in acquiring De Marcos' services during the summer, but the club found his price tag a bit too high to pull the trigger.

Sir Alex Ferguson might be a little more serious this time around, as the International Business Times is reporting that Ferguson sent his brother to scout the midfielder in a game against Barcelona on Saturday.

This move could come at the perfect time for the Red Devils, as current midfielders Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs are beginning to show their age.  

Also going for Manchester United is the fact that De Marcos is having a down season, which could lower his price tag. He has just three goals and one assist in La Liga through 13 games so far.

The Daily Mirror article states that De Marcos could be available for somewhere around €20 million and would be eligible to play in the Champions League if the deal gets done in the next month.

The Red Devils are currently running the table in the Barclays Premier League, holding 36 points and sporting a plus-16 goal differential.

Having dropped three matches, the Red Devils would be wise to make a move on the 23-year-old midfielder. De Marcos is an excellent defender and would only add production to an already solid Manchester United squad.

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