Man United will now have to fight off interest from Real Madrid to sign Kevin Strootman. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Spanish giants are preparing to make a big offer for the Roma man in January to end the Red Devil’s hopes of signing him themselves.
The fee that is on the table is rumoured to be £30m, which is quite a large fee considering that Strootman is still recovering after suffering a knee injury. However, if United were to offer the same fee, they would have the upper hand in negotiations, as the 24-year old has played under Louis Van Gaal for the Dutch national team before.
Plus, many are wondering WHY Madrid are prepared to make this offer for the midfielder, when they have Sami Khedira, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos all capable of playing in Strootman’s position. Either way, if the Spanish reports are true, then the Red Devils are going to have to think about making a reasonable offer for the Holland man before Madrid do.
By Charlie Gregory
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