Man Utd Agree Deal To Sign South American Playmaker

By on April 16, 2012
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Gaitan - on the move to OT?

Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Nicolas Gaitan from Benfica, according to the Telegraph.

The report claims that United have agreed a £20m fee for the midfielder, with both Fabio da Silva and Federico Macheda moving to Benfica as part of the deal. It’s suggested that da Silva will only leave Old Trafford on a season long loan, while Macheda’s move will be a permanent one.

The Telegraph say that the deal will not be officially announced until the end of the season, and despite Gaitan having a £38m release clause in his contract, Sir Alex Ferguson has managed to negotiate a £20m fee for the player due to the inclusion of da Silva and Macheda.

Gaitan has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford for months now and it was widely expected that Fergie would make his move in the summer. But if this report is accurate, then the Scot has decided to tie things up early to avoid a potential bidding war.

The 24-year-old Argentina international is predominantly a playmaker who plays in a central midfield role but can also play on the left, and has been in outstanding form for Benfica this year. He was hugely impressive during ties with both United and Chelsea in this seasons Champions League, which no doubt went a long way in persuading Ferguson that he could cut it in the Premier League.

Would you like to see Gaitan at United? Get involved in the comments section…

23 Comments

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  2. rich

    April 16, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Good player . united have to replace the oldies

  3. Emma Delta

    April 16, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Yeah we need him in our midfield, sir you have to be faster, up united

  4. Arthur

    April 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Terrible idea. United have Valencia, Nani and Young, with JS Park and Giggs even playing on the wings.

    The first three are better than him. United should’ve gone for Hazard – a much brighter prospect.

    Agreed they need to boost their midfield, but not with this man. I can’t believe this says he was impressive against Chelsea. He flopped.

    Absolutely shocking if Sir Alex Ferguson is really going through with this.

  5. Ebenco

    April 16, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Very good idea, any person agaist this idea is a fool.

  6. Sir Cecil

    April 17, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Lets hope that very generous credit terms have been agreed because United cant afford too many more Bebe type signings. Things are very tight at the bank.

  7. jacob

    April 17, 2012 at 10:57 am

    r u kidding me dnt get him get someone good. Yer he is alrite but we need better players get someone like goetze from BVB

  8. lennon

    April 19, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    its good idea sir but we need Eden hazard too we need the best of MANU if at-all we need treble next season i cant wait for next season cheerer up.

  9. babalola

    April 21, 2012 at 12:42 am

    i dnt knwn while people were criticize this man,let hm arive 1st and see wat he can do,also i still need story on Eden,wesley.martinez and eriksen to oT

  10. Igwe Collinsmary

    April 22, 2012 at 12:12 am

    SAF is d man on d steering.He must hav watchd d guy closely b4 coughing such sum on him.4 me i think he’l be a gud addition 2 d club. What do u think?

    • pADDY

      May 31, 2012 at 6:35 am

      Didnt watch Bebe to closely and coughed up 10 million for him actually he didnt see him play once i real life only on a video

  11. Nd James

    April 22, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Al against dis ar stupid mor dan there fada’s. Gaitan z a gud player bt SAF dnt 4get modric n van wolfswinkel.

  12. the cridster

    April 26, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    i hear that alex is bringing solskjaer and keano back out of retirement to line up wiv scholesy and giggs! DADS ARMY!! cause the glazers are skint,at least there l be less diving and cheating going on at old trafford wiv the old guard.

  13. juici 101

    April 29, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Its seems as if fergie is getting a diving team together for the olimpic this summer ashley young as dive captain.

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    May 14, 2012 at 7:55 am

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  15. Adebowale Alan Burn

    May 25, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    it’s okay 4 united

  16. Osun peter

    May 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Signing him is their problem up chelsea

  17. Sir Lévis

    May 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I dont expect SAF to stroke this deal, + F.Macheda & Fabio on loan,it døesn’t maké any ambiteous deal.but S.Kagawa,I.Muniain & M.Gotzè w’ld dø 4 utd.

  18. cassy Reuben

    May 29, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Saf is old n tired let him quit b4 he turns manu 2 mediocre teams.let him sign modric, hummels n lewandowski

  19. Kehinde

    May 30, 2012 at 6:03 am

    Manchester united to pls sign kagawa, gaitan, lewandroski, baines.. Pls. Up MANU

  20. Aleeu

    May 30, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Guy,i didnt agree with you that kagawa is not a good siginng for united.he is a good player,and i want you to know that he can play in midfield position

  21. Aleeu

    May 30, 2012 at 10:38 am

    My appeal to sir is,pls he have to try as much as he can to sign atlease one spanish midfield like mertinez of bilbao or munuine.up UNITED

  22. Emmanuel

    May 30, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Kagawa is gud nd i like him so much, he wil prove to us wat he is …..sir should pls sign gaitan nd modric so dat dey wil join Kagawa in d midfield since hazard chose to play 4 chelsea nd sir should also bring us lewandoski to assist rooney in striking option

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