Shaw could be on his way to Old Trafford as Buttner agrees Moscow switch.
Manchester United left-back Alexander Buttner has agreed to join Dinamo Moscow, leaving the door open for a deal for Southampton starlet Luke Shaw.
Buttner leaves the club after two years in order to obtain Champions League football – something the Red Devils will not be doing next season due to their seventh place finish in the Premier League in 2013/14.
Alexander Buttner has agreed a deal to join Dynamo Moscow.. and said: “I want to play in the Champions League, win trophies.” #MUFC
— Howard Nurse (@howardnurse) June 24, 2014
Alex Buttner moving on “despite being voted man of the match 14 times at Man Utd,” he says. That’s on the Joe Kinnear scale of self-delusion
— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) June 24, 2014
It has been reported on the Dinamo official website that a deal for the Dutchman has been agreed and that the 25-year-old will join the Russian club on a free transfer on July 1.
This latest departure from Old Trafford appears to make United’s long-term pursuit of Shaw look to be coming to an imminent conclusion, with discussions with the Saints ongoing over how much the 18-year-old should cost.
The defender is currently away with the England national team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where he will make his first appearances of the tournament against Costa Rica.
Patrice Evra agreed a one-year contract extension with the Red Devils earlier in the summer, but at 33-years-old the France international isn’t expected to be at the club much longer beyond that.
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