Manchester United have been chasing Nicolas Otamendi to be their key defensive signing this season. On form, Otamendi was seen one of the best defenders in Europe last season and is closer to sealing a switch to Old Trafford.
One key factor in Otamendi joining Manchester United is Angel Di Maria. Argentina are currently participating in Copa America 2015 where Di Maria and Otamendi have been spending a lot of time together and Otamendi wants to join Di Maria in Premier League next season.
Earlier in the week, Otamendi tweeted a photo with Di Maria which attracted a lot of attention from United fans who are hoping to see the Argentine become United’s key signing this summer.
Otamendi’s tweet with Di Maria
No only Di Maria, Marco Rojo, a fellow Manchester United and Argentina star is angling for Otamendi to join Manchester United next season.
According to ESPN, the Valencia star has handed a transfer request at the La Liga expressing his desires to make a switch to Old Trafford. However, Daily Star can report that the Argentine defender has shared with his close friends how desperate he is to join Manchester United in the summer.
How Otamendi’s transfer will be a double boost for Manchester United?
Manchester United might be pulling off a master stroke with Otamendi’s transfer to Old Trafford. Not only they will be signing a true world class defender, they will also be getting a reason for Di Maria to stay with the club.
It has been well known that Di Maria is slightly unsettled in Manchester and has been seeking for reason to stay and prolong his United career. Otamendi is thought to be very close to the United star and if he joins the club, Di Maria will feel more closer to home and might do well for United next season.