Man United target Nicolas Gaitan on verge of agreeing move to European giants

Long-time Manchester United target Nicolas Gaitan appears to finally be on the move. However, reports in the Daily Express would suggest that Old Trafford is not his destination.

According to the Express, the Benfica playmaker is on the verge of agreeing a deal with Serie A champions Juventus after previously rejecting Al-Ahli as he wished to move to one of the major European leagues.

The Argentina international will be one of the men that has the arduous task of stepping into the void that has been left by Andrea Pirlo’s and Arturo Vidal’s departures. And with speculation persisting that Paul Pogba may be on his way to Chelsea (via Metro), the weight of expectation on Gaitan’s shoulders may be even greater.

With the deal not quite completed, Louis van Gaal may decide to make a last-ditch attempt to bring the 27-year-old to the club. His ability to play just off the striker means that he could still be a valuable acquisition with United’s attacking options so depleted.

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