€35m-Rated Midfielder Allowed to Join Manchester United

€35m-Rated Midfielder Allowed to Join Manchester United


PARMA VS. ROMAManchester United reportedly have the upper hand in signing Kevin Strootman  after AS Roma are willing to allow their midfielder join the Red Devils.

Manchester United are yet to complete a transfer this summer but they are anxious to strengthen their midfield and have been willing to pay significant amounts to pry away prized talent from other clubs. The Serie A outfit were reluctant in letting the Holland international leave the club this summer. Strootman joined Roma from the Dutch club PSV Eindhoven and had an impressive start to his career in Italy, before injury hampered his progress.

The 24-year-old will be out of action for the next couple of months and miss most of the first half of the next season.

According to the Independent, Roma have changed their mind on Strootman’s stance and are open for their midfielder leave the club and join his national team manager Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager will step down from his post after the World Cup campaign with the Holland national team and will take over the role at Old Trafford.

Strootman has been linked with United since the 62-year-old boss was appointed as the Red Devils manager. Roma have already agreed a deal to sign Seydou Keita from Valencia on a free transfer.

The former Barcelona midfielder is believed to be a replaced for Strootman and have now believed to be losing their position in keeping the Dutch midfielder at the club. Van Gaal is a big fan of the box-to-box midfielder and could join the Dutchman at United.

Strootman has long been a target for United even while their legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge. However, the arrival of David Moyes saw them cool their interest, which saw the midfielder leave PSV and join Roma last summer.

Van Gaal could tempt Strootman join him at Old Trafford and should he join the Red Devils this summer, he will not be able to feature till autumn. If the report is true, it will cost United €35m this summer.

Should the Red Devils fail to land the midfielder this summer, The Guardian reports United will make an approach for Strootman in the January transfer window as he would be fit enough to feature in the first team.

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  1. Am sick and tired about this plain gossiping that so and so is wanted by man united. Luis Van Gaal has handed his transfer wish list. surely should sports journalists man up and write something substantial?

    • Sure,we need players like Toni,but the manager is not a good admirer of him,i don’t think if united will step up this coming year under new management and the man is concentrating on the wc right now,we just hope for the better.

  2. I’m from italy and I can say this: it’s a fake notice pubblished by the free press “Leggo”. AS Roma don’t want sell the midfielder not now not at January. So they don’t changed their minds. Their DS Sabatini, as for Benatia, don’t leave Strootman except for a BIG offer, probably around €55m, otherwise isn’t possible, more cause the player still have a 4 years deal with them. So don’t believe it guys.

  3. The deal is not a bad one but i will love to see Kroos or Vidal at Man United than any other midfielder.

  4. Yes! Strootman is great, but we want Kroos now! He’s d one that can transform our midfield.

  5. 1 Marco Reus(mid)
    2 Leus Suarez(str)
    3 Koke(mid.
    4 Luke Shaw(def.)
    5 Mangala(def.)
    Best player for man united. Be sign Van Gaal top player for united.

    • M8 your playing too much FIFA man gala way overpriced with better alternatives ice due vrij or martins Hindi from feynoord for example as for reus he staying or going barca shaw .strootman schweinsteiger are realistic targets possibly Vidal and hummels not sure about pogba

    • Luis Suarez?????? hahahahahaha i can tell your not from England ….i live near Manchester…..i understand the rivalry on a deep level between Manchester and Liverpool……you are dreaming pal…..if United offered 200 million pounds that deal would NEVER happen!!!…..Reus is either going to Barca or staying at Dortmund

  6. I think man utd more needs two solid defenders replace for vidic and ferdinand and one midfielder and one winger but not need still forward. Hummels, merander, Di maria or sanchez and Vidal or Marco Reus are the best for man utd.

  7. man united need to sign serious defensive midfielder to break attacks like jarvi Martinez and toni kroos or strootman and attackers like Thomas muller, Marco rues and konoplyanka to join mata, kagawa and Rooney

  8. Yup let me say. Man united need 2central and 1 left back defenders again 1 defending midfield and central midfield. Again 1 wing; let me explain 4 u now fdnan & Vedic same as Patrice evra Roy Keane poul Schols again gigs. So all those solid positions r missing now. By the time u get representative of those players I can give u a grantee man United will be the champions again same as 1999-2000 leave me

  9. Pogba-no way, he was told to train in the gym and he refused saying he was a footballer, not an athlete-he doesn’t have the maturity to work with van gaal
    Vidal-50 mil for a 29/30 yr old?ridiculous. Better spending money on a long term solution.
    Kroos-Can you play kroos, rooney and mata in the same team?with 2 wingers?I think those three players are fighting for the same no 10 position.
    I think united really need to find a box to box midfielder(or two!)

    • i would love Strootman…..dutch players do well in the prem…..cant see it happening though …..i reckon were gonna have another frustrating summer……do not lose hope though we have just aquired the services of one the worlds top class managers in LVG with a reputation of transforming sides with an injection of youth…..expect some signings but maybe not who we expect and i would expect the introduction of some of the reserve team players personally i think Nick Powell deserves a shot a good attacking midfielder in the Paul Scholes mould…..but yea Strootman would be perfect we are desperate for a good box to box player who can put a tackle in and set up an attack….we have missed it since Keane hes never been replaced


    • Absolutely Jussy. If I can also add, as MANUTD fans we all have our preferences when it comes to identifying potential new incoming transfers,but I think this time around we should have enough faith and trust the Management team to handle the recruitment process to the level which is compatible to our great club. However, there is not much dispute in the positions that need to be urgently filled by world class players. i.e. Central midfield , central defense and wingers. Most importantly, like you said, the club need to act and act FAST.

  11. The problem with Man Utd is that they do not have people like David Gill who knows how to transact football deals, that is why they have been beatting around the bush without any concrete deal sincce all these days, when other teams have been makiing DONE DEALS.

  12. The ideal player with the box to box ability of Strootman and the insight of Kroos is already at United and that player is Rooney.If he can be persuaded to take up the role. It would be much easier to do it that way and get a good striker and 2 or 3 defenders to build up a platform at the back from which to launch attacks.Konopliyanka on the left wing and a right wing with better distribution skills than Valencia. That ought to put the Devils baclkk up where they belong.

  13. Van Gaal must sign Reus, Muller, Hummels and Shaw I think this players can real help the team.

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