Ezequiel Garay has been linked to a move to Manchester United for a number of months, and this summer the Benfica star could head to Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are well stocked in the central defensive department but the 26-year-old has impressed everyone with his assured displays and has attracted interest from some of the top clubs in Europe.
Here will will look at why Garay would be an ideal signing for David Moyes and what he can bring to Old Trafford.
Garay made his first major European move to Racing Santander and established himself at the back-line with close to a hundred appearances for the club.
He then moved to Real Madrid and played a couple of seasons at the Bernabeu but failed to establish himself as a first team regular and was signed by Benfica on a four year deal.
He has since established himself as a key member of the Eagles in both Europe and domestically.
Style of play
The defender has a great knack of reading the game and is very intelligent with his positioning. He can also play the sweeper role and is used by Benfica to initiate attacks from the back with his great passing ability.
Why Manchester United should sign him
Although a deal could be complicated for the Argentine since three parties own his rights, United could still make a move for the right price.
The defender would be seen as a long term replacement for Rio Fedinand and would in theory jell well with Jonny Evans and Nemanja Vidic. The star is also 26 which means that he still has the best years ahead of him and would be great addition to the united squad.
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