Barcelona join chase for Man Utd target

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez. Photo by Shutterstock.

Spanish giants Barcelona have joined the chase for Royal Antwerp midfield sensation Arthur Vermeeren.

The Blaugrana scouted the youngster during the Champions League tie with Shakhtar Donetsk last night, according to Spanish outlet SPORT.

The young Belgian impressed against the Ukrainian champions, despite his side losing the match 2-3.

Barcelona considered making a move for the youngster last summer, but their financial situation restricted their activity in the transfer window.

Vermeeren is also being closely watched by Manchester United, who have shown an strong interest in the youngster.