Manchester United in Desperate Need of Defenders

Manchester United dealsAfter a summer spending record during the transfer window, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is not finished making his club stronger.

United are being linked already to a number of different players for January, with the latest being Nicolas Otamendi a defender for Valencia in Spain’s La Liga, who also has interested Manchester City as well as Chelsea.

Otamendi, who is a center back, joined los Che from Portugal’s FC Porto this past February for a fee of $16 million. He was then loaned to Atletico Mineiro a Brazilian club this past summer. Otamendi is an Argentine international who has since returned to play for Valencia and is now an integral part of the defense for the Spanish side.

Speaking of defense, Manchester United are desperate for reinforcements in the back as the squad is much too top-heavy after their summer spending spree brought in the likes of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid and Radamel Falcao from PSG to reinforce the attack with Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata.

In central defense, the club is struggling mightily as Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Jonny Evans all have not played well. In addition, Marcos Rojo a new signing is playing left back due to an injury to newcomer Luke Shaw.

In the early season, the Red Devils defense has allowed 5 goals to Leicester City and 4 to the MK Dons.

Otamendi might be the player van Gaal wants, but with such a large price tag, the club could be taken advantage of, as the price of $65 million seems too much for a player that just a year ago was only worth $16 million.

Regardless of how much they might cost, the club needs defenders and fast.

Rumors have also linked the club to Gerard Pique a current center back with Barcelona who is not seeing as much first team action under new manager Luis Enrique.

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