Manchester United transfer: Defender to undergo medical, sign long term deal


Manchester United defender Marnick Vermijl is set to undergo medical today for Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen and will sign a long term deal for the Belgian club. 

The 22-year-old full back started his youth career with United in 2010 and was drafted in the senior team in 2012, but never made any senior appearances for the club.

Managerial changes at the Old Trafford club didn’t do any good to his career, as big names are being preferred, while home grown players largely overlooked. 

Last season, Vermijl’s agent claimed that his client’s future at Old Trafford depends on the situation of David Moyes. He said:

“He is under contract at Manchester United until June 2015 but much will depend on the situation of David Moyes. 

“If the manager stays, then it does not look good because he let Marnick go quite easily to NEC. If Moyes is sacked, it may open greater chances (at United).

“At Manchester United, they are very happy with his development. They want Marnick to work at a better club next season but another loan is not ideal. He will either get his chance in the first team, or move on permanently.”

His situation hasn’t changed under Louis van Gaal and now feels the time is right for him to move elsewhere. He will undergo his medical today and will sign a long contract at the Belgium club.

Latest update: Lokeren have cancelled the deal for the Manchester United defender, as tweeted by journalist Kristof Terreur. 

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