Man United transfers: Louis van Gaal to ‘wait and see’ on Kevin Strootman

Man United transfers: Louis van Gaal wants to assess Kevin Strootman's fitness before weighing up a potential offer

Louis van Gaal wants to assess Kevin Strootman’s fitness before launching a possible bid to sign the Roma midfielder.

The Netherlands international was a key part of Van Gaal’s Oranje side but the talismanic Roma star missed the World Cup due to a knee injury which he suffered in March.

It is not easy to say how he comes back from injury, but we will wait and see

Louis van Gaal

Strootman has been heavily linked with a move to United since Van Gaal’s appointment as the Red Devils bid to strengthen their midfield.

The 62-year-old United manager has already snapped up Ander Herrera and has been continuously linked with Juventus star Arturo Vidal.

However, Van Gaal is still monitoring the 24-year-old ahead of United’s pre-season friendly against Roma on Saturday evening.

“Strootman I can judge, but he is injured for more than six months,” said Van Gaal.

“We have to wait and see how he comes back. It is not easy to say how he comes back from injury, but we will wait and see.”

Strootman, who joined Roma from PSV Eindhoven in 2013, scored five goals and made six assists in 25 Serie A appearances last season.

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