Manchester United are very close to signing the highly-rated right back Matteo Darmian from Torino. According to Sky sports, Old Trafford club have struck a £12.7million deal to bring the Italian International to Old Trafford in the summer.
Following the proposed transfer, here are the top 5 things you must about the 25-year old right-back who is all set light up the English Premier League.
Youth product of AC Milan
Darmian has come through the famous youth ranks of AC Milan. The Italian could not get a regular spot in Milan’s starting XI so he had to leave San Siro. Back then, he was snapped by the Serie A side Palermo.
An experienced International
Despite making his International debut last year, Darmian has been a regular for his national side. Since his debut, he has missed only 2 games for his country and his total cap count is already up to an impressive figure of 15.
Aged 25, he is sure to win a lot of International cap in coming time.
Torino spent just £500,000 to sign him from AC Milan
Back in 2011, Torino had to spend as little as £500,000 to sign him from AC Milan and Palermo. Darmian was co-owned by both the Serie A clubs and now he is valued at a staggering £12.7million which is being paid happily by Manchester United.
A versatile player
Matteo Darmian can play both full-back as well as in central defense. For his club sides, he has done both the the duties effectively. Given how frequently, United defenders are injured he very can get used to playing at several position in coming months.
Darmian will be guaranteed a starting role at Manchester United
In simple words, Matteo Darmian is world class and that is exactly what Manchester United are looking for at the moment, a player who can start week-in-week out for the Old Trafford side.
Darmian will easily shrug off Antonio Valencia and Rafael to earn a starting role under Louis Van Gaal.