Kevin Strootman has reportedly asked Roma to allow him to move to Manchester United in January, with the sensational highly rated midfielder apparently hoping for a reunion with national team manager Louis van Gaal, as reported by Here Is The City.
Man Utd have emerged as one of the highest spending sides this summer in the transfer window, but there are no suggestions that they will let up any time soon. The quest for a return to Champions League football has seen them sign the likes of Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao, with both players commanding significant financial outlays to bring them to Old Trafford.
Roma’s Strootman has been consistently linked with a move to Manchester United over the course of the summer period, with his importance to Van Gaal’s Netherlands side being so clear that the Dutch manager completely changed his formation for the World Cup, playing the 3-5-2 Man Utd now use.
Strootman has now reportedly asked for a move in the New Year, with Van Gaal ready to risk £25m on a bid in January, with the assumption that Strootman will have fully recovered from his severe injury.
Constant links to Arturo Vidal aside, Strootman seems to be Van Gaal’s top target.