Argentinian on Ferguson’s wish-list.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is interested in a shock deal to bring ageing Benfica playmaker Pablo Aimar to Old Trafford.
Ferguson has long admired Aimar, who will turn 33 this year, and picked out the miniature midfielder as the danger man ahead of United’s 2-2 Champions League draw with the Portuguese club in November 2011.
Aimar then scored the equaliser and United eventually crashed out of the competition at the first hurdle. Ferguson is now ready to offer the midfielder a chance to line-up for United in the Premier League next season and is preparing a £4 million bid.
The Scot believes Aimar still has what it takes to perform at the highest level and is ready to offer the former Zaragoza man a two-year deal.
Aimar rose to fame at La Liga club Valencia, helping Los Che to the title and the final of the Champions League in his first season. The Argentine spent five years at The Mestalla before joining Zaragoza, where he struggled for form and fitness and was part of the side relegated in 2008.
But the silky schemer has been back to his sparkling best at Benfica and, having spent most of his career on the Iberian peninsula, may jump at the chance for a crack at the Premier League.