Manchester United have agreed terms with with Tornio for right-back Matteo Darmian and fans are delighted about it.
The 25-year-old can play across the defence and started in all of Italy’s matches at last summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
United have currently only signed £31m winger Depay who is scheduled to be presented this Friday but the imminent arrival of Darmian has got tongues wagging.
Many fans weren’t aware of who the Italian international was and whether or not he was fit to join the Dutch managers side but they still took to Twitter to welcome him anyway.
I have not seen the most of Matteo Darmian so my judgement is very limited. Though I think he seems very complete as a fullback.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) July 8, 2015
— MAN UNITED (@Deejive) July 8, 2015
Darmian only player linked to United I watched videos of him and was really impressed
— ₦łł Łλ®ŦE¥ (@NiiSlim) July 8, 2015
welcome to old trafford matteo darmian 🔴⚪️
— diel (@aidielicious) July 8, 2015
I always knew Darmian was destined for greatness.
— Malusiiiiiii (@malusified) July 8, 2015
Darmian will be a huge success at United, I'm sure of it. Very solid defender.
— Hamza (@hamzaoulghaz) July 8, 2015
Van Gaal was let down last season by the squad’s ability to defend against set-plays and will no doubt hope the Italian international’s tactical presence will help to address this problem, as well as adding a different dimension going forward.
We’re hopeful that Darmian’s deal is finalised quickly so he can have a chance to meet the rest of the team mates before they fly out to California for the pre-season tour.