There has been another swirl of hype about Nicolas Gaitan to Manchesterr United over the last couple of days and The Express goes as far as to report:
Jose Mourinho has set his sights on Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan, but reports in Portugal suggest he is heading to Manchester United in a £21m deal.
Gaitan has been linked to Manchester United for years but his form seems to have yoyoed from season to season, which could have turned suitors cold.
But the left-footed attacking midfielder may finally be on his way to Old Trafford in a lucrative deal.
But we would question the verity of reports linking Manchester United with yet another left-footer.
Last summer United spent a king’s ransom on left-footers such as Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Marcos Rojo. This added to a squad which already possessed the lefty likes of Juan Mata and Robin van Persie.
Gaitan can play on the right but he replaced Angel di Maria at Benfica and perhaps he is about to do it again at Manchester United.
FINAL WORD: Gaitan is a good player but seen as a poor man’s Di Maria at intenational level and would have a lot still to prove at Manchester United. Unless LvG keeps Di Maria and plays him on the opposite flank to Gaitan then it’s a dubious move, for our money.
Let’s see the lad in action. Manchester United fans: can he and Angel play together effectively?