Manchester United and Manchester City have been given the go-ahead signal in making the bid for Valencia and Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi after successful rounds of negotiation with player’s agent.
According to Super Deporte, Otamendi’s agent flew to Porto last week to convince Valencia’s owners to not create a hassle in player’s move away from Mestalla and according to Marca, during one of those discussions, super-agent Jorge Mendes was also present.
It is believed that both the Manchester clubs have received positive interest in signing the player but a hefty transfer fee has to be paid for his services.
Velencia are keen on selling the player only at a price matching Otamendi’s release clause of £50million, which has been putting off Manchester United in recent weeks.
Otamendi, 27 is currently enjoying his holidays after an elaborated last season which saw the Argentine reach Copa America Final. The central defender has made it clear about his intentions of not returning back to Valencia under and seal his transfer during the pre-season friendlies.
Otamendi had even threatened to go on a striker to force his move away from Mestalla. Player has given all the indications about his desires to leave the club now it is up to the Manchester clubs to react and offer formal bids for the Argentine International.