Old Trafford side win race to sign Benfica defender.
Man United have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay according to respected Portuguese source Record.
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The Old Trafford side have been scouting the former Real Madrid man for months now and may well have seen enough to warrant a bid for the 26 year old and perhaps this bid has indeed gone through and been accepted by the Lisbon based side.
Garay is a powerful central defender who has successfully re-ignited his career in Portugal after a tough time of it at the Bernabeu, his career being adversely affected by the arrival of Jose Mourinho who didn’t appear to rate the Argentine international.
Sir Alex Ferguson may feel he needs to strengthen his defence, which has at times struggled this term. Rio Ferdinand is clearly in the autumn of his career and Nemanja Vidic has experienced consistent injury issues for the best part of three years.
Jonny Evans has impressed this term but it has transpired that both Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans may be more suited to roles other than at centre-back.
Garay has been in superb form this term, helping Benfica to remain the entire domestic league season unbeaten, helping Jorge Jesus’s side to a four point lead at the top of the table having conceded just 14 goals in 23 matches.
Man United are said to have beaten Barcelona to Garay’s signature.