Barcelona challenge Liverpool, Man Utd for Atletico Madrid whizkid Koke

Barcelona face Premier League competition for Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke.

Barcelona face Premier League competition for Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke.

The Daily Express says while 21-year-old Koke remains Gerardo Martino's first option but the Argentine boss is aware of the interest from Manchester United and Liverpool and is making a contingency plan in case he gets trumped by the British clubs.

Koke - who has been called the next Xavi - has a very real chance of replacing the real Xavi at Camp Nou, having impressed both Barca scouts and Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque with his performances for Atletico this season.

 
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