United close in on 17million transfer target Strootman

Last updated : 04 June 2013 By DSX

After tracking the box to box midfield for several months the signing of Strootman now seems inevitable with several bookmakers suspending bets on where the Dutch midfielder will end up next season.

New manager David Moyes has identified the midfield as a key area that needs strengthening in the United squad and reportedly feels the 23 year old Dutchman will go some way to filling the gap left behind by the retired Paul Scholes. The versatile midfielder can perform in a variety of roles but is best suited as a box to box midfielder, the type of player United are in dire need of.

It is believed Strootman would lift some of the pressure off of last season?s star midfielder Michael Carrick and would be a suitable partner to the ageing Englishman. The arrival of the PSV man would enable Carrick to venture forward more, something which he was seldom able to do last season due to his defensive responsibilities.

It is rumoured the transfer fee would be in the region of ?17 million although no official confirmation of a transfer has come from either party involved.

Source: DSX

Source: DSX