Man United transfers: Nicolas Otamendi wants Old Trafford move, says expert

Graham Hunter says Nicolas Otamendi is keen on a transfer to Manchester United this summer

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Nicolas Otamendi and Angel di Maria Photo: Nicolas Otamendi/Instagram

Nicolas Otamendi has his heart set on a summer transfer to Manchester United, according to Spanish football expert Graham Hunter.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a summer swoop for the Argentina international as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his defensive options ahead of the close of the summer transfer window.

Valencia are believed to value Otamendi at around €50m (£35.4m) but the player is said to be keen on a transfer to Old Trafford.

Now, football journalist Hunter has revealed that the player is keen on a move to United and that Valencia are in need of money from the deal.

Hunter wrote on Twitter in response to a fan’s question:

The central defender, who was on international duty with Argentina at the Copa America earlier this summer, scored six goals in 35 La Liga appearances for Valencia last season.

United beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in their Premier League opener on Saturday.

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