United set to reignite interest in Nicolas Gaitan.
Manchester United could be in the January market for yet another attacking talent, report the Mirror, with the financial crisis at Portuguese champions Benfica alerting the Red Devils to the possible availability of long term target Nicolas Gaitan.
United have tried to sign Gaitan on occasions in the past but have always been rebuffed by Benfica’s significant asking price for the dazzling Argentine, but the deepening financial issues at the Estadio de Luz have reportedly seen the club lower their asking price to a slightly more reasonable £28m.
Whether another attacking player is the main need for United during the January window is certainly a question that is open to debate, however – although a player of the quality of Gaitan would certainly add an awful lot to any team.
Gaitan is reported to have a £36m release clause in his contract in Portugal and, for a long time, that has been an asking price that Benfica have been unwilling to budge on – but that looks set to change as Jorge Jesus’ side look to secure some extra funding to avert a potential cash crisis at last season’s Europa League finalists.