Man Utd Transfer News: Fergie Targets £14m Dutchman

By on June 9, 2012

The summer transfer window is open and Football Talk will bring you all the latest Man Utd transfer news. Today, United are linked with a move for a Dutch midfielder.

Kevin Strootman

Manchester United are set to move for £14m-rated Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman due to increasing concerns over the fitness of Darren Fletcher, according to the Mirror.

Fletcher is currently taking an extended break away from football due to a bowel condition that ended his season in November, and no date has been set over his return.

Sir Alex Ferguson is thought to be hopeful the Scotland international will still make a full recovery but with no guarantees over his long-term fitness, the United boss is eying potential replacements.

The Mirror report that Fergie has been tracking Strootman for some time and has been impressed with the PSV Eindhoven midfielders combative style of play in the middle of the park.

Strootman is currently away with the Dutch national squad at the Euro’s but is facing an uncertain future at PSV after Mark van Bommel sealed a return to the club, and is likely to take the 22-year-old’s place in the starting eleven next season.

Ferguson is hoping to take advantage of this situation as he looks to add a physical presence to his midfield this summer. The player’s agent has said his clients future won’t be discussed until after the Euro’s but it’s believed Strootman would be open to a switch to the Premier League.

Would you welcome Strootman at Old Trafford? Get involved in the comments section.

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27 Comments

  1. acey7

    June 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    man united should add:
    1.good playmaker ideal long term replacement for scholes….that would be sniejder/modric
    2.holding midfielder…flether career at man utd is doubtful due to injury and come back next season isnt possible.So..strootman/javier martinez
    3.right and left full backs..evra is ageing and rafael is rather sloppy sometimes…so cant take risk if you want to win the league next season..so jordi alba/baines at left
    and maicon/clye/van der wiel at right
    4.a young winger …so that he could possibly replace ryan giggs in near future…so gaitan/munain wud be great fit

    • Sheesh

      June 10, 2012 at 10:22 am

      United have already signed Kagawa and Modric is possible on the way, Stroosman would be a great replacement for Fletcher, Rafael is a fine player and has improved ten fold recently reaching a solid international spot, Alba is most certainly joining Barca, Maicon is in his 30s so NO, clyne yes, VDW is shaky and is probably looking at chelski or real madrid….and finally james rodriguez is probably a better fit than gaitan or munian.

    • Nick

      June 19, 2012 at 5:31 am

      Not that it is realistic, but if you’re talking about a replacement for Paul Scholes I think it’s only right to put Mesut Ozil in the conversation. I haven’t seen someone with his craft, vision, and balance since Zidane retired. Granted he does dive a fair bit… :/

  2. Ash King

    June 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    ya we welcome him he will be a good player and is a professional midfielder… he will help united to get the 20th barclays premier league.. so don’t waste time about the negociations

    • Brian Mann

      June 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      We have needed a Roy Keane type of player for years.
      It is essential if we are to challenge again in the Premier league and indeed go further in Europe – this type of player is a must. Kagawa is a good addition but we do need someone else in Midfield – I hope this isnt just a rumour!

  3. Saheed

    June 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Is the man who can do it.

  4. Killerkam

    June 9, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Just seen him on YouTube looks sick sign him up sign him up sign him up

    • Anthony

      June 12, 2012 at 10:15 am

      Why would you want to sign a player who is ill?
      We don’t need another Owen.

  5. John taidi

    June 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Modric, strootman n robert lewandoski

  6. Ben Hodges

    June 9, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    With Kagawa signed and Modric on the way and hopefully the likes of Nick Powell coming in and possibly robert Lewandowski, i think we need a player like Strootman to control the game like Roy keane did with modric linking the play up and kagawa in between the lines setting up and scoring goals!!!

  7. bash

    June 10, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    mid field had been man us strength for quit some time until lastyear. Its good to sign him in addition to a defender. Its not neccessary to add a striker as rooney will have no need to come to the mid field in search for the ball. A good move if t
    rue

  8. Martyn

    June 11, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Modric is NOT on his way to united even thou most united fans including me what him. he doesnt fit the new transfer policy in terms of age also the price tag will be much more than the 25-30 million splashed over the papers.

  9. gabchuks

    June 12, 2012 at 6:58 am

    He should come but chelsea will still be stronger than united

  10. Joe

    June 12, 2012 at 7:58 am

    in what universe is snjeider (spelling?)
    or modric a long term replacement?? also their cost and wages are both high. this is players id welcome: kagawa, strootman,
    clyne, willems, lewandowski,possibly another young playmaker like gotze even though he would cost a lot. and i agree rodriguez would fit better than gaitan/munain.

  11. justin james

    June 13, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Yes sir alex shouldd take that player

  12. Steve

    June 19, 2012 at 11:09 am

    that is the person missing in our lineup to get back the tropies we need, remeber, 2011-2012 isa without a cup, Please, Sir Fagurson, never leave him, he is worth even considering his age, he has the potential, alternative give Pogba a rise in pay, he might remind, he has the defensive midfield ability and leave the flopy Nani go, james R in. keep uited a superior club 4 ever

  13. daniel edem ashimenu jnr

    June 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    we need a holdn midfielder like strootman,tiote,javi matinez or m’vila n also creative midfieders like modric or j rodriguez if we really want to win 2012 epl n the chanpions league

  14. Idris

    June 29, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Pls sir alex sign modric and strookman rodriguez for us up to let the taem strong united we stand.

  15. Jeslyn kennedy

    July 5, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    He can do it with powel and others,so bring him on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Rag

    July 6, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    We need a player like madric and roben van persie or strootman,lewandoski for the life tropy in united

  17. Kehinde Faniyan

    July 11, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    We need a better mid-fielder to replace Fletcher

  18. Adebayo dapo

    July 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Srootman wil be a gud replacement for flecher saf pls get him n falcao,moutino,baine

  19. pz

    July 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Erikson/Strootman two for the price of moura gives us creativity and strength in midfield look at eriksons assists, dutch kid who plays leftback understudy to patrice. lebondoski to help rooney/wellbek/hernandez all under 22years of age look to the future fergie forget modric/rvp to old.

  20. Dianabasi

    July 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    We need a good midfielder like two

  21. JAMES NYUKURI

    August 10, 2012 at 6:37 am

    man u they dont have midfild so far coz you can prove using the game for manu vs barc coz they only have defence and wingers,stricking to me if they dont do something hopes they are going to wear the shoe for arsenal throphy less

  22. julius ishaya

    August 19, 2012 at 8:18 am

    man u are doin wel

  23. Adeskin

    August 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Man u need playmaker so united should sign one more player to his squard and that player must be very effective one like yaya toure.

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