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Yet another midfield target for Manchester United?

We are only midway through June but the transfer buzz is already reaching fever pitch. Without wishing my life away, I’m looking forward to seeing how the cards settle by August, in terms of new arrivals at each Prem club.

Manchester United have and always will be heavily linked with thousands of players every transfer window and it’s hard to decant the truth from the fiction. A good place to start is with some respected broadsheet speculation. The Telegraph yesterday informed us that Manchester United are potentially interested in Dutch international U21 star Marco van Ginkel. Also linked to Chelsea in recent times, Van Ginkel was a prominent member of the U21 team which got to the semi-finals of the youth championship in Israel this summer, before being beaten by the eternally efficient Italians.

The 20 year old has already played 93 times for his club Vitesse, at senior level, scoring an impressive 18 goals in the process. He also made his debut, as a substitute for the Dutch senior national side late last year. But Chelsea’s links with the club would seemingly put them in a strong position to hijack any Manchester United move, should The Blues be interested. The Telegraph says:

United have also shown an interest in the player, however, with the club’s chief scout, Jim Lawlor, watching the attacking midfielder during Holland’s run to the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championships in Israel this month.

Asked about a potential move, the player said:

“My future? Now I have a vacation and I’ll concentrate on that,”

“After my holiday, we will see. Maybe.

“Manchester United? I didn’t know (about their interest), but I have two more years at Vitesse. It is a club that is growing, so I’m also happy there.”

Van Ginkel is a buccaneering, progressive and adventurous number 7 who can play in a variety of roles in the engine room but certainly knows where the goal is. Manchester United could surely use a goal-scoring midfielder but, with Frank Lampard also reaching his autumn years, Chelsea may well also be looking to the future with Van Ginkel.

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  1. Imonez

    Jun 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    If man utd can make ds possible bringin R7 bck…….hapy to all

  2. Phillip Momoh

    Jun 19, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I am glad David knows the problem of Man U. The mid field

  3. Whyte

    Jun 19, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Its a welcome idea

  4. Abel

    Jun 19, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Man utd must sign alcantra.

  5. @gwens1356

    Jun 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Newsnow is full of targets. When will they b signed. We will make do with Scholes coz by da time Moyes return all targets will b gone. We concluded deals early last season n we won the league. City learnt from that, instead of us improving, we have taken city’s route. So lets not cry guys if we Shiity’s reward. Tell Moyes this isn’t everton n more. Lets get down 2 work guys. Eish!!!!!!!

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