We have been speculating about this one for a while. Manchester United need defenders and lots of high-profile ones have been mentioned.
Possibly one of the least fancied players, amongst the fans, who is rumoured to be joining Manchester United this summer is Thomas Vermaelen.
As you may know The Telegraph reported Monday that personal terms have been agreed with the player and that Manchester United now need to negotiate a fee for his transfer with Arsenal.
Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has agreed a deal in principle to join Manchester United this summer.
United must now agree a fee with Arsenal after the World Cup, but Vermaelen hopes to move to Old Trafford and is preparing to leave the Emirates.
With this news SkyBet first brought in the odds to 1/2 and then suspended betting completely on who will sign Vermamelen. When last we reported on this one, Vermaelen was 4/1 to go to Manchester United.
Players like Eliaquim Mangala and Mats Hummels have also been linked to the club but there is a feeling that LvG wants to go for a more experienced player for centre back. At 28 years of age, and having captained his club and country, he may well be seen as the perfect fit to add experience a youthful defence at Manchester United.
He can consider himself very unlucky not to have played more for Arsenal over the last couple of years but the form of Mertesacker and Koscielny over the last year has kept him out of the side.
At his age he will now want to spend more time on the pitch and Manchester United may well offer him the perfect opportunity.
Let’s have a look at him in action. Manchester United fans: would this be an underwhelming signing or the perfect choice for the centre back role?