Man United reportedly failed with a summer approach for Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez, who had no interest in a transfer to Old Trafford.
Lucas Vazquez rose through the youth ranks at Santiago Bernabeu before graduating to the senior line-up in 2010 and has since managed to rack up 192 matches for the Blancos across all competitions, netting 22 goals.
The 28-year-old winger has been a regular in Zinedine Zidane’s line up once again this campaign, contributing one goal and one assist in seven La Liga matches to help Real Madrid rise to second in the table.
As per Team Talk, Lucas Vazquez is contracted to remain in Spain capital until 2021, with his current release clause set at €150 million, but Manchester United were not put off by that price tag earlier this year.
The report says that Spanish journalist Fernando Burgos has revealed the Spaniard turned down the chance to join the Red Devils in the summer transfer window, with it his preference to stay at the Bernabeu and fight for his spot in the team.
As per Team Talk, while speaking on Onda Cero’s El Transistor show Burgos claimed Man Utd saw a bid for Vazquez rejected, but it is unclear whether or not they made a move before or after joining Daniel James from Swansea in June.
Vazquez has never quite managed to prove himself as a global superstar at Madrid, with his exploits on the pitch frequently overshadowed by the likes of Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.
The Spaniard might have been given a chance to play week in week out at Manchester United, who are still in the middle of a transitional period, but it is not sure he would have been able to adjust to the physical demands of Premier League football.
The Red Devils have certainly benefitted from James’s arrival at Old Trafford at the start of the 2019-20 campaign, with the Welsh winger already showing to be a better fit for the club than Vazquez would have been, given his prior experience of the English game.