Manchester United’s record breaking signing Angel Di Maria has told Louis van Gaal to capture Benfica midfielder and Argentinian compatriot Nicolas Gaitan in the January transfer window.
Di Maria is thought to be hopeful of convincing the Man Utd manager that Gaitan is worth going all out for when the winter window rolls around.
This is according to Portuguese newspaper A Bola, which believes that the £59.7 million man is pushing for the addition of a former teammate.
Van Gaal is thought to be able to spend up to £30 million next month in an attempt to improve his squad, according to reports, and Di Maria feels Gaitan is the ideal player to improve the side and mount a serious title challenge.
While Gaitan only agreed a new deal with Benfica last month, tying him down for five years, the contract includes a £27.5 million release clause which Man Utd could exploit.