Ron Vlaar’s agent alerts Manchester United and Arsenal…
The agent of centre back Ron Vlaar has seemingly confirmed the availability of his client, insisting no talks have taken place over a new deal at current club Aston Villa.
According to reports in the Daily Mail, the comments have placed both Arsenal and Manchester United on red alert, as both teams chase defensive reinforcements to aid their ailing back lines.
Vlaar’s agent has hinted the defender is ready to quit Aston Villa in the summer when his contract expires, and while the Dutch international remains committed to the cause, he is preferring to keep his options open about where his future lies.
Arnold Oosterveer confirmed that Southampton showed interest last summer but that he opted to stay at Villa Park for one more season, but would not be drawn on interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.
He said: “We have not spoken to Aston Villa. The club have not requested talks with us. The ball is with Aston Villa. Ron is in a situation which is not unfavourable. We are in no hurry.
“I don’t want to respond [to rumours about Arsenal and Manchester United], but the natural break for Ron is now and it’s the time to take a nice step. He is ambitious.
“Last summer, Southampton were interested in Ron. But we asked ourselves whether that club would be a step forward compared to Aston Villa. Now that club are suddenly second, so things can happen quickly.”
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