Manchester United Confirm Great £3m Bargain Wing Wizard Buy!

Sir Alex invests very wisely indeed!


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The Rumour

Manchester United will announce the signing of Bordeaux winger Gabriel Obertan today.

The Times says United will announce the signing of Obertan from Bordeaux for £3 million today.

Obertan, 20, will put pen to paper on a four-year contract after undergoing a medical yesterday with a view to becoming United’s third signing of the summer, following Antonio Valencia, another winger, recruited from Wigan Athletic for £15.25 million, and Michael Owen, a free transfer from Newcastle United.

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The Analysis

So Sir Alex continues to pick up some intelligent signings this summer and this latest one is really a bargain. The 20 year old can play in a number of positions across the midfield but most notably as an out and out winger, he’s got a good turn of pace for a relatively tall player and is on the verge of being called up to the senior French set-up.

Man United will still be hoping to sign some big names before the transfer window snaps shut and obviously have a lot of money to spend but this capture, along with those of Luis Antonio Valencia and Michael Owen, represent really good value for money and maybe are a sign of the way the club is going to invest in the future, which seems wise given the current financial climate.

The Likelihood

Obertan to Man United: Done deal

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