Manchester United have been strongly linked with Sergio Ramos and Nicolas Otamendi this summer but it appears they will get neither player after all.
Ramos has reportedly been informed that he will not be sold by Real Madrid under any circumstances, while Otamendi is said to have committed his future to Valencia.
Suddenly, Man United have been left in a precarious position. Louis van Gaal’s side are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements but it is not immediately clear who else they could go for.
We asked our Twitter followers for their thoughts on who they would sign if Ramos and Otamendi end up staying at their respective clubs:
@UnitedPeoplesTV john stones
— Ash Hanson (@AshHanson1) July 28, 2015
@UnitedPeoplesTV Godin….A leader and a warrior..definitely on par with Ramos and obviously better than Otamendi
— Hamza (@DavidGillWho) July 28, 2015
— DoMaria (@domanutd) July 28, 2015
— Wannes (@SeriousWannes) July 28, 2015
— Stephen (@gloryglory78) July 28, 2015
— Galang S Pradipto (@galsetto) July 28, 2015
Whoever United decide to sign, if anyone at all, it is important that they wrap up the situation quickly.
The first game of the new Premier League season against Tottenham Hotspur is rapidly approaching and the team can’t really rely on the injury prone Phil Jones and Chris Smalling to stay fit all year long.