Manchester United have officially agreed to a deal with defender Matteo Darmian after a long period of pursuing him.
The Torino defender will be leaving Turin after spending four seasons with the Italian club, as the Sky Sports News HQ Twitter account revealed.
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Darmian has been sold to Man United for a four-year deal worth £12.7m, and there is an option for another year included, according to the Daily Star.
This move is not too surprising, as Man United boss Louis van Gaal had already announced that Darmian would be arriving at Old Trafford for a medical.
The Serie A club confirmed that they are selling the defender and thanked him for his time with them, according to The Metro.
Man United have been desperate to upgrade their defence, which struggled in the 2014-15 season.
Darmian will instantly give them a boost, and he even proved capable of scoring at times as he notched two goals for Torino last season.
The 25-year-old Italian international marks the Red Devils’ second official signing of the summer.
They previously agreed to a £25m deal for winger Memphis Depay.
They are also on the verge of completing a deal for Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.