Transfer News: Man Utd Close To £17m Deal – Spurs Eye 30-Goal Striker

By on June 5, 2013

Benfica Ezequiel Garay

With the summer transfer window set to re-open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Manchester United close in on Ezequiel Garay and Tottenham eye a move for Christian Benitez.

United close on Garay

First up and the Mirror are reporting that Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay with a £17m deal understood to be close to completion.

The report claims that United have had the centre-back extensively scouted over the last few months and new boss David Moyes is believed to be keen on pushing ahead with a move for his predecessors target.

Garay has enjoyed another impressive season at the back for Benfica but his time in Portugal could now be coming to an end with the Mirror suggesting his representatives are in deep negotiations over a move to Old Trafford with United understood to be close to agreeing terms over a £17m move.

Spurs eye Benitez

Next up and the Daily Mail are reporting that Tottenham Hotspur are weighing up a £9 million move for Ecuador striker Christian Benitez.

The 27-year-old endured a difficult season in the Premier League when he managed just 3 goals in 30 games for Birmingham City back in 2009 but he’s since rediscovered his goal-scoring touch in the Mexican top flight, scoring 70 goals in 114 games over the past three seasons.

The Mail claim Spurs are on the look-out for another striker this summer and are one of several teams considering a move for the £9m-rated forward with the president of his current team – Club America – confirming the north Londoners interest. Ricardo Pelaez told the newspaper:

‘There could be a good offer for Christian from Tottenham.

‘I’ve spoken with him and he wants to return to Europe. We won’t clip his wings if we get an offer that suits us.

‘Of course there are bids for him — he has been the league’s top scorer three times, after all.

‘He is a great guy and a magnificent player. He is under contract but we’ll look to see what is the best option.’

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So there you have your latest dose of transfer news. Would Man Utd fans like to see the club sign Garay this summer? Do you need another centre-back? What about Tottenham fans; is Benitez the striker that will make you into a top-four team? Get involved in the comments section below.

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10 Comments

  1. david moger

    June 5, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    benitez failed at Birmingham was top scorer in the Mexican top league surely spurs should aim a bit higher in searching for quality striker.

  2. the_unchosen_one

    June 5, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Granted, but he might do as cover/super sub. Especially as we’ll be juggling EPL with europa league again.

  3. spirit2020

    June 5, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Its a gud news for both manutd nd spurs fans

  4. spirit2020

    June 5, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Its a gud news for both manutd nd spurs fans.

  5. Dan Shevyiddo

    June 6, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Awww! F.uck this guy Benitez.WTF are we dealing with here.Someone who basically couldn’t score in the Premier League but could when he went to a sh1t league!!!
    For Christs sake Mr Levy sort it out or them Gooners will be laughing at us again this time next year!!

    • spursfan

      June 6, 2013 at 7:06 am

      couldnt agree more

  6. okon ekpo bassey

    June 6, 2013 at 6:23 am

    good move for david moyes

  7. Herbeordun

    June 6, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    A good deal 4 manutd nd also spurs suld make an interest in a more quality player

  8. jongroor

    June 7, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    man utd latest news

  9. jongroor

    June 7, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    dsdwefgery45

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