The Europa League clash between Real Sociedad and Manchester United could be played in Italy, according to claims from the Spanish media today.
Several local outlets are currently bringing news saying the La Liga side are unlikely to get authorisation from the government to hold a game against an English club due to Covid-19 rules, which prevent travellers arriving from the United Kingdom.
Sources from Mundo Deportivo have been claiming that Real Sociedad already consider it to be ‘impossible’, and that’s why they’re already looking for other options.
The preference seems to be for the Allianz Stadium in Turin. Juventus’ home is praised by the report for being ‘one of the most modern and spectacular grounds in the world’. Other outlets such as Marca also confirm the Italian city as the favourite to host the match.
Real Sociedad face Manchester United in the Europa League round-of-32, first leg on the 18th of February. The second leg is scheduled for the 25th of February at Old Trafford.
The final word from the Spanish government is still to be given, and that’s when Real Sociedad are expected to give official updates on the situation.