Manchester United closing in on €30m Nicholas Gaitan deal – report

Manchester United closing in on €30m Nicholas Gaitan deal – report

It wouldn’t be a ‘proper’ transfer window for Manchester United if we didn’t sign Nicholas Gaitan again would it?

This morning, Portuguese newspaper A Bola has gone with a front page splash saying a €30m deal to take Gaitan is close to being agreed.

They go on to explain the deal is ’80-90%’ done and that his agent Jorge Mendes and Benfica’s president agreed the majority of the details in their trip to England last week.

Furthermore, A Bola says Mendes was instrumental in the transfer and Louis van Gaal thinks the 27-year-old is ideal to help United’s team.

Picture via @Sport_Witness
Picture via @Sport_Witness

Now, there is more than one raised eyebrow following this latest news about Gaitan because, like Wesley Sneijder, he has been perennially linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Back in 2012, The Telegraph’s Jason Burt said a deal had been agreed for Gaitan to join United. He did, of course, never join.

Will it be different this time around? A Bola certainly seem to think so but based on past context around the Argentinian midfielder, fans won’t truly believe it until he is pictured next to Van Gaal holding a United shirt, no matter how strong the reports are.

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