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Man United Closes In On Gaitan

Posted: Jul 7, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Manchester United looks set to land Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan this summer, after it emerged that Benfica will only accept a cash offer following Atletico Madrid’s attempt to seal a swap deal involving Angel Correa.

The Red Devils is hoping to add several attacking talents to its line-up in order to challenge for the Premier League, and Louis van Gaal has targeted Gaitan as someone who can add flair and creativity to his ranks.

According to the Express, his side are now in pole position to land the £21.5million-rated star, as Atletico are not likely to come up with straight cash to meet the Portuguese side’s valuation.

Van Gaal will be willing to spend the money to bring in the Argentine international, and if the 27-year-old is keen on a move to the Premier League the deal is likely to go ahead.

The attacking midfielder scored four goals for his club last season, but is known more for creating chances for his teammates and can play on the left, right or down the middle, giving his manager options when it comes to the line-up.