Man Utd Set To Submit £18.5m Bid For Argentinean International

By on June 22, 2015

As the opening of the summer transfer window approaches, managers are working hard identifying targets and lining-up potential deals so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, Man Utd are linked with Lucas Biglia….

Manchester United are set to test Lazio’s resolve with an £18.5m offer for Argentinean international midfielder Lucas Biglia, according to the Express.

Louis van Gaal is expected to be busy in the transfer market again this summer as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging for top honours next season and a new central midfielder is likely to be on the agenda.

United have been overly reliant on Michael Carrick in recent years and the team sorely missed the 34-year-old while he was out injured last season, so van Gaal needs more options in the middle of the park.

Several high profile players have been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks but a new name has emerged today with the Express citing reports coming out of Italy which claim United are set to table an £18.5m bid for Lucas Biglia.

The newspaper suggests that the midfielder’s agent is asking for a five year deal worth £1.8m plus bonuses per season and United shouldn’t have too much trouble meeting those demands.

We’ll have to wait and see how Lazio respond if United do end up testing their resolve with a big-money bid but with the Italians likely to trim their excessive squad this summer, they may decide to cash-in on Biglia and use the funds to strengthen other areas of the tead.

The Argentine made his name at Anderlecht before earning a move to Lazio in 2013 and he’s continued to impress in Serie A, with the 29-year-old helping Stefano Pioli’s side qualify for the Champions League next season.

He’s got decent pedigree having played 27 times for Argentina but I personally don’t think he’s in the same league as the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger – who’s also been strongly linked with a move to United in recent weeks with the Mirror reporting over the weekend that van Gaal is confident of doing a deal with Bayern Munich.

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I think it’s safe to say United will bring in a midfielder over the coming weeks but I’d personally be surprised if that man ends up being Biglia as I think van Gaal has set his sights a little higher.

Perhaps the United boss has lined-up Biglia as an alternative in case he fails to lure a world class talent like Schweinsteiger to Old Trafford this summer? Only time will tell so watch this space….

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