Sir Alex invests very wisely indeed!
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.
The Source: (The Times as reported on tribalfootball.com)
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.
Obertan to Man United: Done deal