Manchester United fans probably see the signing of Arturo Vidal as the ‘Plan A’. His arrival would really bring a lift to the midfield. And despite his proclamation last week that
‘I do not go to Manchester’
the rumour mills are still awash with speculation that the deal could still be on and that Manchester United are about to make another blockbuster bid.
Whatever happens it’s not going to be an easy deal to do and perhaps the Plan B is coming into sight.
That plan could involve the solid Dutchman Nigel De Jong.
He got injured at The World Cup but it doesn’t look like a serious one and he should be back in training before long. Manchester United have been linked for a while and if the Vidal deal doesn’t come off then perhaps they will become more serious in their pursuit of the 29 year old.
De Jong may not have quite the technique or goal scoring prowess of Vidal but he didn’t get 76 caps for Holland by being average.
He’s served every club that he has played for – Ajax, Hamburg, Manchester City and Milan – with great credit and you won’t see many clubs complaining about him. His a top pro and, while he may not be the ‘Hollywood’ signing that Manchester United fans crave, he certainly wouldn’t let anyone down at Old Trafford.
We would love to see the Chile international come through the door at Manchester United this summer. But the club is going to need a defensive midfielder, even if that one doesn’t happen, and Nigel de Jong would be a super substitute.
Bookmaker Skybet have Manchester United as clear favourites to sign the player this summer, if he does leave his club, at odds of 7/4.
Let’s see the lad in cation. Manchester United fans: should LVG get this one done now?