Manchester United ‘Finalising’ €38m Midfielder Deal Ahead Of January Window

By on December 10, 2014

With the January transfer window fast approaching managers are formalising their plans to strengthen their squads ahead of the second half of the season, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Man Utd are linked with Kevin Strootman.

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Manchester United finalising a deal worth €38m for long-term midfield target Kevin Strootman ahead of a potential move this winter, according to reports.

United have been strongly linked with Strootman in recent transfer windows and Louis van Gaal was believed to have made the Dutch international a key target when he took over the hot seat at Old Trafford back in July.

Any hopes of a deal going through in the summer were dashed as Strootman was ruled out with a serious knee injury but with the 24-year-old now back fully-fit, speculation is mounting that United are going to make a real push for his signature in January.

The Daily Star claim that the former champions are in the process of finalising a deal worth €38m (£30m) to bring the all-action midfielder to Old Trafford when the transfer window re-opens next month.

However, United may be forced to up that offer as Roma have made it clear they won’t sell their most prized asset for anything less than €40m (£32m).

van Gaal knows Strootman well from his time in charge of the Dutch national team, so it’s no surprise to hear he’s looking to bring his compatriot to England and the former PSV ace would be an excellent addition if United could pull it off.

Michael Carrick has been in superb form since recovering from an ankle injury and his return to action has coincided with United’s upturn in form that’s seen them win their last five games on the bounce to move up to third position in the Premier League table.

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However, Carrick is approaching the end of his illustrious career and Strootman would be the ideal replacement at the heart of United’s midfield, so I’m sure fans will be keen to see if the club are able to lure him away form Serie A this winter or if they’ll be forced to wait until the summer to get their man.

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9 Comments

  1. tony oj

    December 11, 2014 at 2:03 am

    i hope this will not turn out to be another falcao again?. Moyes should have buy him last year, he wasn’t sure of his transfer target.

  2. muazu zakari

    December 11, 2014 at 7:51 am

    my up utd we re happy to see the table 3 place and we need to buy news plays at utd pls my daddy van gaa try to buy 3plays midf, defend and further. I am ur fan utd till die

  3. frehzau

    December 11, 2014 at 10:18 am

    he’s one of the missing ingridients. with his signature in the utd records, utd fans sh’d be sure of enjoying every menu

  4. Imran

    December 11, 2014 at 10:22 am

    If he fully recovers and reaches the forms he was in before injury, he would be a great signing!

  5. popoola olaide

    December 11, 2014 at 11:41 am

    let get him fast b4 it b like DAT
    of Vidal

  6. popoola olaide

    December 11, 2014 at 11:47 am

    we should get him fast as early as january

  7. Wisdom

    December 11, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I Guess This Is The Right Time To Look A Black Missing Goat. United Fans Are All Hungry Of UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE. We Need All Posible Thing To Keep, Maintain & Further Our Focus On What We Have And Where We Are Now.

  8. Boris

    December 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    On one hand, Strootman was so integral for the Dutch at the WC that Van Gaal had to change his formation two months before the competition because of his injury. I can’t think of a bigger compliment for a 24 year old footballer. On the other, Falcao is showing (at least at the moment) what a serious knee injury can do to players. Some of them are never able to replicate their brilliant form ever again. Aah, decisions, decisions… My guess is it would be wiser to wait and see if the injury resurfaces after a few months of regular play time in the Serie A. If we get Strootman we’ll probably revert to 4-3-3 and that leaves Herrera, Fellaini, Blind, Carrick, Fletcher and possibly Mata fighting for 2 slots in the squad. I know it sounds crazy, but I’d really love to see us getting Carvalho (a very efficient defensive midfielder) behind Strootman (box-to-box) and Carrick (pinpoint passer) or Herrera (energetic, quick and unorthodox) in a new look United midfield. Fellaini is doing a great job now when we are struggling for consistency, but will look mediocre once the whole squad is clicking well and moving the ball faster.

  9. Sandra Ayuel

    December 11, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Hai wouldlike to know ,is m.united buying a good player this season?I love m.united club

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