Manchester United are reportedly back in Spain, this time not for Ramos, but for the club’s centre-half Pepe.
According to Italian sports site Tutto Mercato Web, the Red Devils are keen on bringing the Portuguese to the EPL, and are optimistic of getting a deal done in the next couple of weeks. However, a deal is said to be hinged on whether or not the centre-half is offered a new deal at the Santiago Bernabeu before the close of the current window later this month.
Despite signing a couple of key players earlier in the window, Louis van Gaal feels he still needs to strengthen the heart of his defence, and it doesn’t come any bigger than Pepe, who is one of the longest serving players in the Madrid team. With just a year left on his contract, United may feel encouraged, and could go all out to complete a deal for the 33-year old before the window closes.
The Red Devils were knocked back by the Spanish club in their pursuit of Sergio Ramos. The player, who was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford all through the month of July, has seemingly agreed to sign a new deal at the club. This may have informed the club’s decision to try and sign another of Madrid’s players.
Do United stand a chance of signing the 33-year old centre-half? That remains a big question, but the next couple of weeks would provide an answer.