AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman will join Manchester United and it just a matter of when, not if, according to The Telegraph.
Strootman has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford ever since former Dutch national team manager Louis van Gaal took over the club but a serious knee injury put pay to any potential summer move.
But latest reports suggest the 24-year-old could join United as early as January should rivals Manchester City do United a favour by knocking the Italian giants out of the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Should Roma progress then it appears any move would be delayed until the summer but it is believed Strootman and van Gaal have already ‘shaken hands’ on a deal to bring the midfielder to Old Trafford.
Strootman returned to action for Roma last month and made his first start against Sassuolo in Serie A last weekend. The midfielder has come under criticism but from his fans for failing to deny an interest in joining United and it is no secret that he is on the club’s radar.
Several high-profile figures including Hugo Borst, the man who wrote Van Gaal’s autobiography are sure Strootman will join the club at some point in the next six months and it just depends on Roma’s potential progression in Europe.