Man Utd Agree €10m Deal As Van Gaal Eyes Double Swoop

By on July 1, 2014

The summer transfer window is now open for business and it’s expected to be a busy few weeks as managers strengthen their squads ahead of next season, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Man Utd close in on Stefan de Vrij.

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Manchester United have agreed a €10m deal with Feyenoord to sign highly-rated centre-back Stefan de Vrji as Louis van Gaal continues to reshape his squad at Old Trafford, according to reports.

De Vrji has been with Feyenoord his entire career having joined the club as a 10-year-old back in 1992, and he’s established himself as a first team regular after making his debut in 2009.

His impressive form at club level has seen him force his way in to the Dutch squad and he’s been excellent so far at this summers World Cup, with new United boss Louis van Gaal selecting him in all four games en route to the quarter finals.

It looks as though the pair could be working together on a full-time basis next season as the Metro are claiming that United have now agreed a €10m deal to sign the 22-year-old this summer.

The newspaper suggests that De Vrji was on the verge of joining Italian outfit Lazio but van Gaal has used his influence to hijack that deal and persuaded the defender to make the move to Old Trafford instead.

With both Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand leaving this summer, United certainly have to strengthen their defence and de Vrji would be an excellent addition. Obviously it helps that he knows van Gaal well already and he could be joined by one of his current team-mates as the Daily Mail are reporting that United have also made an enquiry to Feyenoord for fellow Dutchman Daryl Janmaat.

The 24-year-old has also been impressing over in Brazil and with right-back a problem area for United last season due to the on-going injury problems for Rafa Da Silva, it looks as though the Red Devils have identified Janmaat as another possible new recruit.

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However, the Mail say that any deal is some way off, so van Gaal still has some work to do to complete a double swoop on Feyenoord. United have been busy this past week tying up deals for Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera, and it looks as though they are set to add at least one more new signing to their ranks with the de Vrji deal likely to be concluded after the World Cup.

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23 Comments

  1. Eoin

    July 1, 2014 at 11:24 am

    At Least one more?? Hmm You reckon.

  2. Mbuotidem Udo

    July 1, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I wish LVG should sign two more midfielders and one strong defender like vermaelen into the squard now when the transfer window is stil open. I love united and I don’t want them to break my heart again next season. Long live manchester united, long live all her fans.

    • cj

      July 2, 2014 at 1:26 am

      Why cant anyone see that united also need wingers cauz our flanks have been poor last season except januzaj and his still young and a team like united who play with wingers, we have under average wingers

  3. Evans de Osia

    July 1, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Manchester united is what I love so much, they are making good moves towards a successful season to come

  4. Taiwo

    July 1, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Dear tactical gem louis Van Gaal pls do all u can to sign two of these wingers alexis sanches/memphis depay/gaitan/remmy cabella/ lazar markovic and javi martinez if Vidal is not gettable, i believe with these crop of players in our ranks and you the best coach to guide them, we will am sure win the league next season and also challenge 4 d uefa champions league crown and beat all the top four teams home and away..in LVG we trust..up man u.

  5. cyrus

    July 1, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    i luv man utd god bless utd with many signings to arrive

  6. Chibyk

    July 1, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    When sir left i was thanking i was just sir fan, but when moyes was sacked, immediately i knew i was a reel united fan, i love man u, long live all united fans, long live lvG, and God bles me. United 4 live

  7. Mhunzi

    July 1, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Please please !! Ed woodward bring vidal to united

  8. Longshal Nayen

    July 1, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I like united wit al my heart wen dey fail z me so plc try nd add more signing vidal, de vrji nd varmaelen plc wi love u nd care 4 d club future long life 2 al uniteds

  9. hay gold

    July 1, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I luv united, but I huge LVG 2 sign more experience players

  10. f6

    July 1, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    all i think of is manutd let dem sign we go show enemies next seoson up utd

  11. f6

    July 1, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    seriously with van gal i see united atlist wining 2 trophies next season doro united

  12. Majid

    July 1, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    man united is my boyhood club and i can never 4get it, pls van gaal, sign two defenders, two midfilders and one winger, den offload valencia, ashley young, anderson, nani and co. So dat we can b able to afford d player we wnt to buy, up uniteeeeeeed.

  13. Iniobong Silas

    July 1, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    at’s a nice signing 4 lvg but he shd try n add some1 calvalho,vidal n mangala den d sky shal b d begining of our journey.United til death do us part.

  14. Div1993

    July 2, 2014 at 12:36 am

    How could he be with the club for since 1992 when he joined as a 10 year old, that would make him 32, when he is in fact 22, proof read your journalism you fools.

  15. the killuminati

    July 2, 2014 at 3:25 am

    10 years in 1992?and hes now 22?are you journalists or quacks?

  16. musenyurwa sanangurai

    July 2, 2014 at 5:59 am

    mr van gaal may yu pliz offload nani,anderson,young,welbeck.,chichakitto,fellainni,smallings, darren fletcher and brings in depay,vidal,modric ,dimaria,,snielder,robben ,cr7,xavi martinez,blind,mario gotze,with this qaulity we took every trouphy so webeg you

  17. atnafu

    July 2, 2014 at 6:53 am

    I`m delighted with both signings and expect strong winger like Arijon Roben, Alexis Sanchez …Love MAN UTD

  18. gbolie

    July 2, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Right now united only needs the likes of robben, vidal,hummels that’s all for now.the possible line up is de gea in goal Rafael at the right shaw at the left hummels and evans. At central robben at the right wing with vidal at the left wing Herrera jones in the middle and kagawa robin vanpersie up front with this I think man u can reach where we want

  19. patrick

    July 2, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Plz guyz don’t sell chicharito,he is great

  20. Derick hernandez

    July 2, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Plz van gaal the great coach do ur best to sign for us one or two strong midfielders ahead of the great season cming

  21. sam

    July 2, 2014 at 11:10 am

    May God bless Manutd for good signing.

  22. Thomas tabri

    July 4, 2014 at 5:37 am

    More vemm more signings LVG keep signing for we united fans bcos we suffered so much in hands of DM and we don’t to go through the same pain dis season.I LOVE UNITED MORE DAN MYSELF!

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