Torino have confirmed that their right-back Matteo Darmian has completed his transfer to Manchester United.
The Serie A side released a statement on their official club website, and also revealed the move on their Twitter account.
The Italy international has moved on a permanent transfer, although as yet, the exact details of the fee and the player’s contract are yet to be confirmed.
The Daily Mail reported on Friday that the right-back was heading to Manchester for a medical, with the right-back having already said goodbye to his Toro teammates.
Torino, writing on their official Twitter feed, thanked the player for his four years of service to the club.
— Torino Football Club (@TorinoFC_1906) July 11, 2015
A statement on the club website also thanked the player, with president Urbano Cairo expressing his appreciation for Darmian’s the ‘seriousness, commitment and professionalism’.
The announcement also wished the 25-year-old the best for the ‘new amazing experience’ he will be embarking on at Old Trafford.
Van Gaal had been keen to secure the move ahead of United’s preseason tour of the United States, and Darmian now joins Memphis Depay as the club’s second summer addition.
The Red Devils are also looking to tie down the acquisition of Bastian Schweinsteiger, and with Bayern Munich having already thanked the midfielder for his service to the club, it looks likely that a deal will be concluded imminently.
Darmian featured 33 times for Torino in Serie A last season, scoring two goals and contributing one assist. He is also a regular for the Italy national side, and featured in all three of the Azzurri’s games at the 2014 World Cup.
While Darmian will likely slot in at right-back—ostensibly as a replacement for Rafael or Antonio Valencia—he can also feature on the left, or in the centre of defence.
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