The midfielder looks to be heading to Old Trafford.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is confident that his club will sign AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, although it’s undecided whether that will be in January or next summer, reports CaughtOffside.
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Van Gaal is a known admirer of the 24-year-old having previously worked with the midfield ace for two years whilst in charge of the Netherlands national team.
Strootman has been out of action for most of 2014 due to a cruciate ligament injury and has only recently returned to action for Roma – with the United boss wanting to wait to see whether the Dutch ace had recovered sufficiently or not before making a bid.
The former PSV Eindhoven man made three substitute appearances for Rudi Garcia’s side before starting his first match since his return against Sassuolo at the weekend.
Not that it has been plain sailing for Strootman, as the Netherlands international has received boos and jeers from the Roma fans for his apparent desire to leave the club and his supposed poor performances.
Garcia does not want to part with the Dutchman and had previously placed a €100m price-tag on the midfielder to ward off interest from the Red Devils, but van Gaal’s biographer Hugo Borst reports that the manager and player have already shaken hands on a deal.
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