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United look to seal second summer signing


Louis van Gaal is on the brink of another transfer

According to reports in Argentina, Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi will join Manchester United for around £36 million.

Argentine media outlet Diario Ole have suggested the deal is almost done, with Otamendi close to signing a contract at Old Trafford. He will become the Red Devils’ second summer signing following the capture of Memphis Depay.

The centre-half has a rumoured release clause of £36 million which United are set to meet, they can then tie down a long-term contract with the Argentina international.

International teammate Marcos Rojo is a pull factor

The 27-year old will link up with international teammate Marcos Rojo, who could partner him at central defence in the 2015/16 Premier League season; as well as in the Champions League following United’s return after a fourth placed finish.

Otamendi joined Valencia from Porto for £8.5 million in 2014 and has made 36 appearances for the Spanish outfit this campaign.

By Kieran Makin
Twitter: @kieranmaksports


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