Old Trafford side look to sew up deal to snap up Benfica defender.
Current Premier League champions Manchester United have told Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay that he will earn £6million a year if he joins the Red Devils according to Goal.com.
David Moyes is fretting over the underlying injury problems of Nemanja Vidic and the constant fitness concerns over Chris Smalling, which is why the newly appointed United boss is desperate to land a new defender this summer.
Representatives from Old Trafford have told the Argentinian international he will earn a huge £115,000-a-week if he moves to England in order to sign for them, plus bonuses.
Various news outlets claim Moyes is willing to spend up to £17million for the 26 year-old, who previously played for Real Madrid before being included in the Fabio Coentrao to Madrid swap deal – back in 2011.
United boss, Moyes, had concerns with his defence due to Rio Ferdinand nearing the end of his tether, at the age of 34. But he later detected fitness issues with Chris Smalling – a player tipped to partner Phil Jones for years to come – in his training sessions. His backroom staff have also given Moyes information confirming Vidic’s injury issues, reiterating the need for a new central defender.
Newly appointed United chief executive, Ed Woodward, has told British media that Moyes have the funds available to allow him to sign a “steller player” if needed. Ed has also set up the financial package for when Garay signs, although it does appear that it was intended for Thiago Alcantara prior to his move to Bayern Munich.