Man United Set to Sign Benfica Winger Nicolas Gaitan In £20m Deal, Bebe Could Be Used as Makeweight In Transfer

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Man United are set to sign Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan according to the Metro.

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The Argentine winger is the subject of a £20m bid from the Old Trafford side who could well do with an improvement when it comes to their wide attacking options.

The 26 year old has long been a Man United target, the Premier League club’s interest dating back to when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge, and the wide-man has asked to leave his Primeira Liga side and by all accounts the bid from Louis van Gaal is set to be accepted.

Man United may also be willing to offer flop forward Bebe as part of the deal, which would effectively kill two birds with one stone as clearly the young Portuguese attacker has no future whatsoever at the club.

Gaitan has completed four seasons at the Estádio da Luz and last term’s treble could well be the high he was looking for before moving on to pastures new.

Given the poor form shown by the likes of Ashley Young, Nani and Luis Antonio Valencia one can well see why Louis van Gaal would look to bring in a player of Gaitain’s obvious quality.

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