Sunday, 1 April 2012

Manchester United Interested in Strootman

Manchester United will finally move in the market for a midfielder likely to replace the ageing legs of Paul Scholes with the £15 million signing of Kevin Strootman this summer.

The central midfielder currently plays in the central midfield for PSV Eindhoven and has become a regular first team player in the Dutch side as well as the Netherlands international side.

Indeed Manchester United scouts have been sent to watch the 22 year-old midfielder a number of times this season according to reports, and will move for him this summer with the intention of making him a United regular, fit to replace Paul Scholes.

United had been linked seemingly endlessly to another Dutchman last summer in Wesley Sneijder, who eventually decided to stay on with Inter Milan rather than move to England, but Sir Alex Ferguson's pursuit of such a player signalled quite clearly the urgent need for a midfielder of that quality.

One of Strootman's best attributes is said to be his vision, which is convenient, as it is exactly this rare talent which has defined Scholes during his long, successful United career, with countless beautifully accurate long range passes being swept effortlessly across the field, and incredibly cutting passes through the heart of opposition defences being showcased by the United legend.

An addition to the midfield such as this would be welcomed by United, who will hope to tie any deal down as soon as possible come the summer as Ferguson builds for next season.

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