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Manchester United: €14m left-back offered – NOT Baines or Coentrao

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Manchester United are on the hunt for a world class left-back this month, and have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Inter Milan’s Japanese international Yuto Nagatomo.

naga sdg Manchester United: €14m left back offered – NOT Baines or Coentrao

According to the Daily Mail, the left-back will be allowed to leave Serie A this month, with United now in pole position to sign him.

The 27-year-old, who has been at the San Siro since 2011, is currently valued at €14m.

Nagatomo has been capped 66 times by Japan, and could be an even better option than long-term targets Leighton Baines and Fabio Coentrao.

Everton star Baines is set to sign a lucrative new contract, as we reported yesterday, making it almost impossible for United to prise him away from Goodison Park; while the Mail report indicates that David Moyes is not quite convinced by the talents of Real Madrid’s Coentrao (who was sent off yesterday for this wild challenge).

A dynamic, attacking full-back; Inter Milan’s Nagatomo has been utilised on both flanks this season, and even on the left-wing, while he has five goals and three assists from 18 Serie A games. He has excellent speed and agility, and he is a tireless worker on the flanks for club and country.

With Patrice Evra coming to the end of his career, and reportedly considering options abroad, Moyes will surely bring in a replacement either this month, or in the summer. If Nagatomo is indeed for sale, then the United boss should give serious consideration to the possibility of bringing Shinji Kagawa’s international teammate to Old Trafford.

What do you think? Is Nagatomo a good alternative? Let me know in the comments below…

Comments (2)

  1. Nagatomo although he is a new name for me looks impressive with 5 goals and 18 assists are very good statistics. Goes very well wth his 66 caps for Japan

    Buying him will not only save mo ney but with the massive support we have in Japan sales of United it, especially shirts would pay back in a very short time. David Moyes can’t get his mind off Bains who is 30 this year and not the best left back in this country and is well over priced.

    Contrao on the other hand s your typical Latin defender wo is costantly going in the refs book, having eeen a red card again

    Being multi postional which is a big advantage too

  2. get nagatomo it will the best thing out for kagawa*s and will probaly be one of the best left sides in the prem becouse nobody would be able top understand them and he can play both sides which is very rare