With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Man Utd have agreed to sign a new left back.
Manchester United are on the verge of completing a deal to sign Alexander Buttner from Vitesse Arnhem after the player underwent a medical in Manchester today.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been looking to add a new left back to his ranks this summer after allowing Fabio da Silva to join QPR on a season-long loan deal.
A move for Everton’s Leighton Baines has been mooted but it seems Fergie has turned his attention to Buttner, with the Guardian claiming on Sunday the Red Devils have agreed a €5million (£3.9million) deal to sign the 23-year-old.
The player announced the move on Sunday, revealing he was on his way to Manchester to complete the transfer.
”I’m travelling to Manchester this evening [Sunday] and I’m very delighted that such a big club bought me.”
Buttner is quoted as saying by the Guardian.
The BBC are now reporting this afternoon that Buttner has arrived in Manchester to undergo a medical and agree personal terms, with the move expected to go through in the next 24 hours.
Buttner was part of the pre-Euro 2012 Holland squad that trained together before the tournament but he is yet to be capped at senior level by his country.
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The former Ajax defender has played 107 times for Vitesse, scoring 10 goals, but has decided to move on after four years at the club.
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