Manchester United close in on Miranda deal

Published 1 Comments

Football News

Manchester United appear close to a move for Atletico Madrid defender Miranda, according to reports in Spain.

Previous reports have suggested that the Red Devils have offered almost £25 million for the 29-year-old, who was a key part in Atletico's title-winning team last time round. He made 32 league appearances for Diego Simeone's side and popped up with two goals during the course of the season.

Manchester United interest

In recent weeks it has been suggested that a deal to take the defender to Old Trafford could be close - and that is something confirmed in the Spanish press today.

The Mirror, citing Spanish paper AS as a source, report that the transfer is 'almost complete' - although there is no mention of price.

The news will come as a blow to Atletico, who are struggling to keep together the team that made it to the Champions League final. The likes of Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Tiago are expected to follow Miranda out of the door, while Thibaut Courtois will end his three-year association with the club and return to Chelsea.

Defensive additions

Manchester United look short of options at the back and are expected to resolve that issue this summer.

Both Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand have left Old Trafford, leaving Phil Jones and Jonny Evans as the club's most likely defensive pairing as it stands.

However new boss Louis van Gaal, who will arrive at Manchester United after the World Cup, is unlikely to be content to rely on those two, and appears to have targeted a move for Miranda.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Manchester United
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again