Manchester United happy to pay €30m for Kevin Strootman

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Manchester United are happy with the £25 million price-tag set by Roma for midfielder Kevin Strootman ahead of a January transfer swoop, according to reports in Italy.

The Dutch midfielder is believed to be the Red Devils' top target ahead of the January transfer window after they failed to launch a swoop for him over the summer because of a knee injury.


Once he has proved his fitness over the coming months Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is expected to make a move for the Dutch midfielder having failed to sign Arturo Vidal over the summer.

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According to reports Strootman's price has been set at €30 million, and Gazzetta dello Sport say that officials at Manchester United are more than happy with that price which could make the deal go through quickly once the window opens in the new year.


The news will come as relief for Manchester United fans who were put through the ringer over the summer as the move for Vidal dragged on and on before falling through completely. Van Gaal is said to be a huge fan of Strootman and would have included him in his World Cup squad in Brazil were it not for his serious knee injury.

Manchester United have spent well in excess of £200 million over the past three transfer windows - including £150 million in the summer alone - and that level of spending is unlikely to stop soon. 

It has been reported that Van Gaal will be given at least another £50 million in the new year, plus the cash generated by the sale of Juan Mata, who is attracting interest from Juventus.


Part of the reason for Manchester United's increased spending, and the fact they will have no qualms about forking out €30 million for Strootman is that  they've got plenty of cash reserves following their bumper sponsorship deal with Adidas.

The German sportswear firm are believed to be paying around £750 million across 10 years to be associated with the Red Devils. Executve vice-chairman Ed Woodward is expected to announce record revenue levels in excess of £400 million for the last year in a statement tomorrow.

Kevin Strootman
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