Manchester United’s attempt to sign Marcos Alonso from Barcelona is now official, according to reports from Spain.

Sport’s freshest story on this chase claims a ‘formal offer’ for a loan has just reached the La Liga side.

Manchester United are said to want the fullback in Erik ten Hag’s squad ‘as early as possible’.

For now, Sport doesn’t seem to know Barcelona’s stance. They just point out that there are other clubs who’ve been interested in signing Marcos Alonso as well.

There’s a specific mention of Atletico Madrid, as a deal between them could end up involving the transfer of João Félix to the Catalan side.

Manchester United have been in a hurry for a new left-back due to injuries to Luke Shaw and Tyrel Malacia. At the weekend, Ten Hag used Diogo Dalot, adapting him to that position.

The information about this official offer for Alonso is pretty new, because earlier today, Sport wasn’t sounding so assertive about it. They even published a story which featured the player’s entourage claiming he wanted to stay at the Camp Nou.

Now it’s said that the ‘market moves’, despite initial plans, so we’ll see how that ends up.