Valencia’s star defender is coming off one of his best seasons. Can Nicolas Otamendi be a difference maker at Old Trafford?
Nicolas Otamendi has long been a target of Man United boss Louis van Gaal, and a deal for the Valencia defensive ace could be imminent.
According to the Metro, Otamendi’s agent has personally flown out to Manchester to complete a deal to make the 27-year-old Argentinian a member of the Red Devils. Otamendi’s current contract with the La Liga outfit includes a £35.5 million release clause, which might be a tad above Man United’s financial means – especially after the club’s massive spending spree this past week.
The Metro reported that Man United have tried to land Otamendi during each of the the last several summer transfer windows, and despite an impending bid from the club’s bitter rival Manchester City, look poised to get a deal done after Otamendi’s recent “strike.”
Otamendi was named to the 2014-15 La Liga team of the season after setting a career-high with 6 league goals in his first full season with Valencia.