Manchester United Set to Make £18m Move for La Liga Playmaker

Old Trafford boss targets Real Madrid bench warmer.

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Manchester United will this summer attempt to snap up Real Madrid playmaker Rafael Van der Vaart. Sir Alex Ferguson believes the chance to leave the Bernabeu bench for a move to the Premier League will be too tempting an offer for the Dutchman to turn down.

The major stumbling block to such a move would come from the Spanish club not wanting to sell to a direct Champions League rival but given that the Spanish giants are keen to trim their large squad and cut costs they may still accept any offer that matches their £18m valuation.

The Premier League champions are looking for more creative midfield options and have earmarked the former Ajax and Hamburg man as a potential signing. Ferguson is apparently unhappy with the distinctly average form shown by England international Michael Carrick and is also looking for a long term replacement for veteran Paul Scholes.

27 year old Van der Vaart is an excellent weapon to have in your midfield armoury. The intelligent attacking midfielder has excellent vision and great footballing brain and the ability to make something out of nothing.

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