Manchester United are looking to solve their defensive problems by snapping up Aston Villa’s rock solid central defender Ron Vlaar in the January transfer window, as reported by the Daily Express.
Louis van Gaal has identified the Netherlands defender as the ideal option to improve his faulty back line.
With Vlaar’s contract set to expire in the summer, he will be available at a cut price figure, assuming that Villa cannot tempt him into extending his stay at the club.
Vlaar and Van Gaal have previous history together, with Vlaar having played for the Man Utd boss for the Dutch national side.
In fact, Vlaar played a key role in Van Gaal’s defence as his side reached the semi finals at the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
Due to Vlaar’s contract situation, Van Gaal believes that he could sign him for as little as £4 million in January, despite Villa’s desire to keep hold of the player.