Manchester United set to sign Miranda from Atletico Madrid
Manchester United are poised to sign Atletico Madrid defender Miranda after agreeing a €30m fee with the La Liga champions for the 29-year-old Brazil international.
Miranda, who has been capped seven times by Brazil, was one of La Liga’s standout defenders this season alongside the equally impressive Diego Godin. The centre-back duo - along with full-backs Juanfran and Filipe Luis, plus formidable goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois - comprised the meanest defence in the Spanish top-flight this term, conceding just 26 goals in 38 matches.
But it seems United have won the battle with Barcelona to sign Miranda, who is set to become one of Louis van Gaal’s first signings, after triggering the player’s release clause. He will be expected to fill the huge void left by Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, who both departed Old Trafford this summer, and pass his experience on to the likes of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.
Van Gaal is also keen to sign the impressive 22-year-old centre-back Bruno Martins Indi from Feyenoord, while high-profile Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has also been linked with a summer move to Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, it’s reported that Atletico may look to replace Miranda with Manchester United and City target Eliaquim Mangala from FC Porto. However, it would take a huge transfer fee for Atleti to bring the France international to the Vicente Calderon this summer.
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