Dutch international Kevin Strootman appears to be on his way to Manchester United this summer. The former PSV midfielder has been linked with moves away from Roma over the last few months and his close relationship with Louis Van Gaal has fuelled speculations that the Red Devils have a verbal agreement with the midfielder.
The Manchester United manager has spoken about his admiration for Strootman time and again and lamented his injury layoff during the world cup. It is no secret that Manchester United are desperately short in the central midfield department and could use a quality player like Strootman.
Earlier this year, Van Gaal and Robin Van Persie were spotted with Strootman during a PSV game and speculation is rife that the Manchester United manager clinched a verbal agreement with the player.
According to FootballOranje, Dutch author Hugo Borst lifted the lid on their conversation, earlier yesterday, claiming that Strootman expressed his willingness to play for Manchester United and ‘shook hands’ with Van Gaal about a summer transfer.
Strootman returned to action earlier this month against Torino, after being sidelined for a while with a serious injury.